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A study of the status diagnosis on health and longevity in cities by region

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  • A study of the status diagnosis on health and longevity in cities by region
  • Kim, Tae hwan; Kim, Eun jung
  • Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement


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Title A study of the status diagnosis on health and longevity in cities by region
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Author(English)

Kim, Tae hwan; Kim, Eun jung

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Gyeonggi-do:Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement

Date 2013
Series Title; No KRIHS Special Report / vol. 21
ISBN 978-89-8182-119-7 94300
Pages 76
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
Holding Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement

Abstract

A Study of the Status Diagnosis on Health and Longevity in Cities by Region for the Improvement of the Quality of Life Korea has achieved quantitative growth in urban functions according to the rapid economic growth and urbanization. The creation of the urban environment for improving the quality of life, however, has relatively been ignored. From 2001 to 2009, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased from 651 trillion won to 1,065 trillion won by 1.6 times. On the other hand, the size of urban parkland per capita decreased from 30.08㎡ (2005) to 26.5㎡ (2009) on average (Figure 1-1). Whereas the number of registered cars increased from 12.91 million (2001) to 17.33 million (2009), the walking practice rate sharply decreased from 75.6% (2001) to 46.1% (2009) (Figure 1-2). The national health expenses during 2001~2009 increased by about 2.2 times from 32.9 trillion won to 73.9 trillion won. The health expenses for seniors more than 65 years old increased by about four times from 3.2 trillion won to 12.0 trill on won. In spite of the increase in health expenses, however, obesity (more than 19 years old) increased from 29.2% to 31.3%; diabetes (more than 30 years old) increased from 8.6% to 9.6%; and hypercholesterolemia (more than 30 years old) increased from 9.1% to 11.5%