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Social welfare

Social welfare (End of 2018) (Fiscal year beginning April 1)
Children's welfare facilities1,039
  Day nurseries389
  Center for Early Childhood Education and Care70
Welfare facilities for the aged191
National health insurance: Persons insured467,403
National pension: Persons insured284,303
Certificates issued to physically disabled persons78,677
Households receiving social assistance


Deaths by causes (2018)
Malignant neoplasms 28.6%
Heart disease 12.7%
Old age 8.7%
Cerebrovascular disease 7.0%
Pneumonia 6.1%
Suicide 1.3%
Medical institutions (End of 2018)
Hospitals 125
General clinics2,163
Dental clinics1,463