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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics used for deriving socioeconomic deprivation level

From: Analysis of the association between areal socioeconomic deprivation levels and viral hepatitis B and C infections in Japanese municipalities

Variables Description Source
Socioeconomic characteristics
 Proportion of fatherless households Proportion of fatherless households among total households (%) The Census
 Proportion of divorced persons Proportion of divorced persons among persons aged 15 years old or more (%) The Census
 Proportion of persons with low educational level Proportion of persons with elementary or junior high school graduates among persons aged 15 years old or more (%) The Census and the Basic Resident Register
 Proportion of labourers Proportion of labourers in the labor force (%) The Census
 Proportion of unemployed persons Proportion of unemployed persons in the labor force (%) The Census
 Taxable income per capita The Survey on Taxation Status of Municipal Tax and the Basic Resident Register
 Proportion of households living in rental housing Proportion of households living in rental housing among total households (%) The Census
Other characteristics
 Population density Population per hectare The Basic Resident Register and the Municipalities Area Statistics in Japan
 Proportion of non-Japanese persons Proportion of non-Japanese (%) The Basic Resident Register
 Proportion of elderly households Proportion of elderly households among total households (%) The Census
 Proportion of single households Proportion of single households among total households (%) The Census
 Proportion of self-employed persons Proportion of self-employed persons among labor force population (%) The Census
 Number of hospitals per capita Number of hospitals per 100,000 persons The Survey of Medical Institutions and the Basic Resident Register
 Number of medical clinics per capita Number of medical clinics per 100,000 persons The Survey of Medical Institutions and the Basic Resident Register