Worries of elderly about health Japan 2014

The statistic presents the results of a survey conducted by the Japanese Cabinet Office in 2014 about the major concerns among people living in Japan towards their health in elderly years. The two leading concerns were the weakening of physical strength and to suffer from a critical disease such as cancer with around 66.8 and 61 percent, respectively.

Leading concerns among Japanese about their health in elderly years in 2014

Share of respondents
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Release date

May 2017



Survey time period


Number of respondents

2,707 respondents

Age group

35 to 64 years

Special properties

multiple answers possible; persons who responded with "I feel always" or "I feel once in a while" (n=1,975)

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Original question: "What sort of matters are you worrying about in regard to your own health in elderly ages?"

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