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Social Welfare

Social Welfare (End of 2017) (Fiscal year beginning April 1)
Children's welfare facilities975
  Day nurseries384
  Center for Early Childhood Education and Care56
Welfare facilities for the aged191
National health insurance: Persons insured486,358
National pension: Persons insured288,142
Certificates issued to physically disabled persons78,546
Households receiving social assistance


Deaths by causes (2017)
Malignant neoplasms 28.4%
Heart disease 13.2%
Old age 8.2%
Cerebrovascular disease 7.0%
Pneumonia 6.7%
Suicide 1.6%
Medical institutions (End of 2017)
Hospitals 129
General clinics 2,129
Dental clinics 1,457