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Ind Health. 2018 Feb 7;56(1):85-91. doi: 10.2486/indhealth.2017-0131. Epub 2017 Oct 11.

Cerebrovascular/cardiovascular diseases and mental disorders due to overwork and work-related stress among local public employees in Japan.

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Department of Public Health and Environmental Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan.
Research Center for Overwork-Related Disorders, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan.


In Japan, overwork-related disorders occur among local public employees as well as those in private businesses. However, to date, there are no studies reporting the state of compensation for cerebrovascular/cardiovascular diseases (CCVD) and mental disorders due to overwork or work-related stress among local public employees in Japan over multiple years. This report examined the recent trend of overwork-related CCVD and mental disorders, including the incidence rates of these disorders, among local public employees in Japan from the perspective of compensation for public accidents, using data from the Japanese Government and relevant organizations. Since 2000, compared to CCVD, there has been an overall increase in the number of claims and cases of compensation for mental disorders. Over half of the individuals receiving compensation for mental disorders were either in their 30s or younger. About 47% of cases of mental disorders were compensated due to work-related factors other than long working hours. The incidence rate by job type was highest among "police officials" and "fire department officials" for compensated CCVD and mental disorders cases, respectively. Changes in the trend of overwork-related disorders among local public employees in Japan under a legal foundation should be closely monitored.


Cardiovascular diseases; Cerebrovascular diseases; Japan; Local public employees; Mental disorders; Overwork; Work stress

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