Data Visualizations

Sub-national disease burden in Japan, 1990-2015


View age-standardized rates (per 100,000 population) for mortality, Years of Life Lost (YLLs), Years Lived with Disability (YLDs), Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALYs), Life Expectancy (LE) at birth, and Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE) at birth in Japan at the prefectural level for the period 1990-2015. This visualization shows these six health metrics for each prefecture. Click on a prefecture to view the time trend of mortality, YLL, YLD, DALY, LE, HALE in that prefecture. Hover the mouse over a region of the chart to see the exact value of the rates. Use the buttons at the bottom to switch between male, female and both sexes, and to change the year.


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Nomura S, Sakamoto H, Glenn S, Tsugawa Y, Abe SK, Rahman MM, Brown JC, Ezoe S, Fitzmaurice C, Inokuchi T, Kassebaum NJ, Kawakami N, Kita Y, Kondo N, Lim SS, Maruyama S, Miyata H, Mooney MD, Naghavi M, Onoda T, Ota E, Otake Y, Roth GA, Saito E, Tabuchi T, Takasaki Y, Tanimura T, Uechi M, Vos T, Wang H, Inoue M, Murray CJL, Shibuya K. Population health and regional variations of disease burden in Japan, 1990-2015: a systematic subnational analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 2017;390(10101):1521-38. Available online at:

Source of map dataļ¼š GSI HOME PAGE - Geospatial Information Authority of Japan


We used a total of 668 publications and national/international databases, including national population censuses and national and prefecture-level records on all-cause mortality derived from Japan's national vital registration systems. Additional details on the full range of data sources are available at: