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Table 1 Characteristics of socio-demographic indicators among municipalities in Japan (N = 3361).

From: Municipal health expectancy in Japan: decreased healthy longevity of older people in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas

Indicator Mean ± S.D. (range)
Population (thousands) 37.8 ± 77.3 (0.2 – 1024.1)
Population density (per square kilometer) 928.9 ± 2257.6 (1.5 – 19854.1)
Proportion of elderly (%) a 23.7 ± 7.3 (7.6 – 50.6)
Percentage of households of a single elderly (%)a 8.0 ± 4.2 (0.7 – 31.6)
Percentage of nuclear households (%) 54.4 ± 8.7 (20.2 – 78.8)
Divorce rate (per 1000) 1.7 ± 0.4 (0.9 – 4.0)
Per capita income (thousand yen) 1225 ± 299 (419 – 3926)
Unemployment rate (%) 3.88 ± 1.64 (0.0 – 18.1)
  1. a65 years or over