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Table 1 Background of respondents

From: How do Japanese rate the severity of different diseases and injuries?—an assessment of disability weights for 231 health states by 37,318 Japanese respondents

  Respondents National population [14]
Variable Number Percentage Percentage
Gender
 Male 19,462 52.2 48.7
 Female 17,856 47.9 51.3
Agea
 –19 756 2.0 2.5
 20–29 5102 13.7 12.9
 30–39 6481 17.4 16.2
 40–49 7642 20.5 19.1
 50–59 6417 17.2 16.0
 60–69 6995 18.7 18.8
 70– 3925 10.5 14.5
Prefecture
 Hokkaido 1598 4.3 4.2
 Aomori 350 0.9 1.0
 Iwate 338 0.9 1.0
 Miyagi 801 2.2 1.8
 Akita 288 0.8 0.8
 Yamagata 267 0.7 0.9
 Fukushima 428 1.2 1.5
 Ibaraki 667 1.8 2.3
 Tochigi 386 1.0 1.6
 Gunma 357 1.0 1.6
 Saitama 2095 5.6 5.7
 Chiba 1809 4.9 4.9
 Tokyo 5013 13.4 10.6
 Kanagawa 3061 8.2 7.2
 Niigata 618 1.7 1.8
 Toyama 281 0.8 0.8
 Ishikawa 332 0.9 0.9
 Fukui 188 0.5 0.6
 Yamanashi 169 0.5 0.7
 Nagano 537 1.4 1.7
 Gifu 561 1.5 1.6
 Shizuoka 977 2.6 2.9
 Aichi 2432 6.5 5.9
 Mie 414 1.1 1.4
 Shiga 345 0.9 1.1
 Kyoto 815 2.2 2.1
 Osaka 2827 7.6 7.0
 Hyogo 1661 4.5 4.4
 Nara 470 1.3 1.1
 Wakayama 227 0.6 0.8
 Tottori 142 0.4 0.5
 Shimane 149 0.4 0.5
 Okayama 592 1.6 1.5
 Hiroshima 871 2.3 2.2
 Yamaguchi 304 0.8 1.1
 Tokushima 212 0.6 0.6
 Kagawa 276 0.7 0.8
 Ehime 388 1.0 1.1
 Kochi 153 0.4 0.6
 Fukuoka 1872 5.0 4.0
 Saga 193 0.5 0.7
 Nagasaki 376 1.0 1.1
 Kumamoto 399 1.0 1.4
 Oita 249 0.7 0.9
 Miyazaki 221 0.6 0.9
 Kagoshima 318 0.9 1.3
 Okinawa 291 0.8 1.1
Highest educational level [13]
 High school 13,591 36.4 37.5
 Universityb 17,223 46.2 16.1
Marital status
 Married 21,394 57.3 58.5
 Divorced 2666 7.1 5.2
 Widowed 865 2.3 8.9
 Never married 12,258 32.9 27.3
  1. aDenominator of national population was the number of population aged 18 and above
  2. bIncludes graduate schools