The great Hanshin earthquake on 17 January 1995 hit the elderly population of an urban society particularly hard.
More than half of the fatalities were among those over 60 years old, and in this age group female fatalities were almost double those of men.
Surviving elderly people were largely left to their own devices and became relegated to the marginal space in shelters.
Elderly people tended not to proclaim their problems, and so their suffering tended to be underestimated.
Again, as survivors rebuilt their homes and moved back, elderly people and other vulnerable groups tended to be left behind in temporary accommodation.
This tragedy has shown that special attention and continuous care is necessary for elderly and vulnerable people after such disasters.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cataclysme, Séisme, Pronostic, Mortalité, Etiologie, Vieillard, Homme, Japon, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Natural disaster, Earthquakes, Prognosis, Mortality, Etiology, Elderly, Human, Japan, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0003030
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/05/1997.