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Social Determinants of Health in Non-communicable Diseases

Case Studies from Japan

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  • This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
  • Presents the first comprehensive review of social determinants of health for non-communicable diseases
  • Deals with social determinants of health for healthy ageing—a global issue in public health
  • Introduces social epidemiological evidence from Japan, a super-ageing society with the longest life expectancy in the world

Part of the book series: Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health (SSEH)

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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.


This open access book is the first compilation that reviews a wide range of social determinants of health (SDHs) for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and healthy ageing in Japan. With the highest life expectancy and the largest elderly population in the world, Japan has witnessed health inequality by region and social class becoming more prevalent since the 2000s. The first half of this volume describes in detail major NCDs, such as cancers, heart and kidney diseases, diabetes, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. The second half, on the other hand, explores various SDHs relating to healthy ageing. All chapters review and focus on SDHs, particularly health inequality associated with socio-economic status and social capital, which are widely addressed in the field of social epidemiology. The book makes the argument that “Health for All” advocated by the WHO should be implemented based on social justice and benefits for the greater society. Public health researchers and policymakers, both in Japan and other nations, will gain scientific evidence from this book to prepare for the coming era as ageing becomes a global issue.

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Professor of Social Epidemiology and Health Policy, Department of Social Preventive Medical Sciences, Center for Preventive Medical Sciences, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

    Katsunori Kondo

About the editor

Katsunori Kondo is Professor of Social Epidemiology and Health Policy, Center for Preventive Medical Sciences and the Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan. He is also the Head of Department of Gerontological Evaluation at the Center for Gerontology and Social Science, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology. He is the Principal Investigator of the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) Project, which is one of the first prospective cohort studies to investigate the influence of social determinants of health and community social capital on health outcomes among older people. He is the author of the bestselling book, Health Gap Society—What is Undermining Mind and Health? Igaku-Shoin, 2005, which was awarded in 2006 by The Society for the Study of Social Policy. Dr. Kondo also wrote Beyond ‘Healthcare Crisis’—Future of Health and Long-Term Care in the UK and Japan, Igaku-Shoin, 2012; Prescriptions for Health Gap Society, Igaku-Shoin, 2017; and edited and wrote Health Inequalities in Japan: An Empirical Study of the Older People, Trans Pacific Press, Melbourne, 2010; and Social Determinants of Health—Reviews of ‘Health Disparities’ in Non-Communicable Diseases, Japan Public Health Association, 2013.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Social Determinants of Health in Non-communicable Diseases

  • Book Subtitle: Case Studies from Japan

  • Editors: Katsunori Kondo

  • Series Title: Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1831-7

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-1830-0Published: 03 November 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-1833-1Published: 04 November 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-1831-7Published: 02 November 2020

  • Series ISSN: 1869-7933

  • Series E-ISSN: 1869-7941

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 328

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Health Economics, Social Structure, Social Inequality, Epidemiology, Health Policy

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