Development of regional environment assessment tool for health promotion and validation of the effectiveness

Mitsuru Deguchi, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shuzo Murakami, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Tanji Hoshi, Ryuichi Kato, Shun Kawakubo, Shintaro Ando

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Population aging is accelerating in many developed countries and there are growing concerns about increasing social security costs. Given this background, as stated in the Japanese Growth Strategy, community that can sustain citizens' lifelong health and active living is required. Therefore, this study aims to develop a healthy community checklist based on citizens' consciousness and behavior survey to recognize the condition of their community and notice the risk factor of disease. Based on the answer of the respondents, the score for a community was calculated and verified the effectiveness of this tool. As the result, the relationship between overall community score and citizens' health condition was quantified. Furthermore, the result showed a significant relationship between the community environment and the personal health, even in the case of considering personal life style.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-846
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Issue number681
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov


  • Health promotion
  • Housing and regional environment
  • Logistic regression analysis
  • Questionnaire survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering


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