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Table 3 Priority ranks for health problems and proposed action

From: The “Healthy Akame!” community – government – university collaboration for health: a community-based participatory mixed-method approach to address health issue in rural Japan

Health Issue Score (rank) by age group Proposed Action Score (rank) by age group
Young adults Middle-age Older adults Young adults Middle-age Older adults
Cancer 190 (1) 1242 (1) 1428 (1) Integrated medical check-up in one facility 194 (1) 1130 (1) 1269 (2)
Lifestyle-related diseases (metabolic syndrome, obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus) 179 (3) 1220 (2) 1292 (3)
Affordable and accessible medical check-up 188 (2) 1130 (1) 1220 (3)
Cerebrovascular disease 179 (3) 1148 (3) 1413 (2) Community bus 151 1015 (2) 1279 (1)
Cardiovascular disease 159 1058 (5) 1247 (4) Collaboration with community health office 157 983 (3) 1177 (4)
Musculoskeletal disease 137 951 1022
Mental health problems 159 938 951 Utilizing open space as exercise place 183 (3) 974 (4) 1050
Sedentary lifestyle 180 (2) 1029 1123 Local farmers market 165 (4) 953 (5) 969
Unhealthy diet 159 916 1005 Exercise class and sports events 163 (5) 937 1047
Alcoholism 120 693 701 Nutritional education and healthy cooking class 146 879 995
Smoking 110 618 641
Lack of health services and access to medical facilities 165 (5) 1064 (4) 1178 (5) Agriculture class 133 953 (5) 969
Smoking cessation program 119 755 799
Lack of public facility to exercise 169 (4) 977 1085 Role model and health leader 140 872 1011
Lack of information 156 941 1082 Inter-generation meet up 150 819 958
Low medical check-up rate 147 926 1033 Improving information dissemination 160 943 1135 (5)
  1. Numbers in parentheses indicate the top five highest priority scores. Some items received same total score and therefore shared the same rank