Journal article

Comparative risk assessment of non-communicable diseases by evacuation scenario- a retrospective study in the 7 years following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.

Shuhei Nomura, Michio Murakami, Akihiko Ozaki, Toyoaki Sawano, Claire Leppold, Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Hiroaki Saito, Tomoyoshi Oikawa, Masaharu Tsubokura

Global Health Action | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: As a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, many residents evacuated and were exposed to changes in their living environment and socioeconomic status, and to persistent stressors. Past studies have suggested the potential for these circumstances to contribute to long-term changes to population health.Objective: The objective of this study was to gain a better understanding of long-term health effects of evacuation, by evaluating the risk of non-communicable diseases among evacuees from Minamisoma City (one of the closest municipalities to the power plant) until 2017.Methods: The study evaluated data from annual health check-ups for residents aged 40-74 year..

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