1984 年 33 巻 4 号 p. 770-774
Mortarity due to pesticide poisoning for prefectures in Japan is examined according to the vital statistics in 1979-1981. The atlases of pesticide poisoning mortality for prefectures in Japan are presented.
There is a wide range in mortality among prefectures and the highest mortality is 17.8 times as high as that observed in the prefecture which showed the lowest mortality. Regional characteristic is observed in the mortality. Northern part of Kanto Area and the southern part of Kyusyu Island show high mortality and low mortality is observed in Hokuriku Area.
The ratio of the deaths due to pesticide poisoning to those due to automobile accident also show wide range among prefectures. The highest ratio is 38.3% and the lowest is 2.4%. The ratio shows similar regional characteristic to that observed in mortality.