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Table 2 Comparing proportions of elders, those eligible for LTCI, and the use of services in Level 1 for Japan, Tokyo and study site (October, 2008)

From: Should the provision of home help services be contained?: Validation of the new preventive care policy in Japan

  Japan Tokyo Study site
Population    
   Number of people (in thousands) 127,690 12,900 470
   Percentage aged 65+ 22.1 11.8 18.4
   Percentage aged 75+ 10.4 9.0 6.8
LTCI eligible*    
   Percentage of those age 65+ who are eligible 15.9 14.9 13.8
   Percentage for each eligibility level    
   Level 1 (lightest) 1.9 2.0 1.3
   Level 2 2.2 1.9 2.4
   Level 3 2.7 2.3 1.7
   Level 4 2.8 2.6 2.6
   Level 5 2.5 2.4 2.6
   Level 6 2.0 1.9 1.8
   Level 7 (heaviest) 1.7 1.7 1.4
Level 1 (lightest)**    
   Percentage of those in Level 1 who are receiving benefits 60.0 52.1 50.0
   Percentage receiving day care services 39.0 30.5 33.4
   Percentage receiving home help services 47.6 62.3 63.7
   Percentage receiving rental equipment 14.5 12.5 9.0
  1. * Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Website. http://www.mhlw.go.jp/topics/kaigo/osirase/jigyo/m08/0810.html
  2. ** Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Website. http://www.mhlw.go.jp/toukei/saikin/hw/kaigo/kyufu/2008/11.html