The Structure of Healthy Life Determinants

Lessons from the Japanese Aging Cohort Studies

  • Tanji Hoshi
  • Sayuri Kodama

Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tanji Hoshi, Sayuri Kodama
    Pages 1-4
  3. Aging Health Around the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Fanlei Kong
      Pages 7-21
  4. Causal and Structural Relationships Between SES and Healthy Life Expectancy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-196

About this book


This book is the first one to examine the cause and effect of elderly people’s healthy life expectancy, providing models that are easy to understand. The novel point is the success achieved in constructing a single structural model of cause and effect of healthy life expectancy. In the final models of the authors’ studies, it was possible to clearly point out that it is not the case that lifestyle habits including an ideal diet directly provide for healthy life expectancy.
This book is made up of published studies based on scientific evidence, using a vast amount of data based on about 8,000 in-home elderly people tracked longitudinally from 3 to 6 years, three times in all including baseline research, in a specific region of Japan. Therefore, health policy makers will be able to use this book as scientific evidence for creating area programs to promote good health that are focused on healthy longevity as the central issue. Academic researchers whose special fields are mainly public health will be able to learn both theory and practice to structurally analyze cause and effect of health factors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tanji Hoshi
    • 1
  • Sayuri Kodama
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo Metropolitan UniversityHachioji, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Food and Nutrition ScienceSagami Women’s Junior CollegeSagamiharaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6628-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6629-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5841
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-585X
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