Ulsan Is the Region with the Highest Health Related Quality Life Index Point for Female
Based on the analysis of health related quality of life index(EQ-5D), the largest gender gap is shown in the region of Jeonbuk. Meanwhile, Ulsan had the highest health related quality life index point for female, and Sejong had the highest health related quality life index point for male. Ulsan was also the region with the highest health related quality life index point for both gender as well as with the smallest gender gap.
Jeonbuk, Jeonnam, Chungnam, Gyeonbuk, Chungbuk, and Gangwon showed high gender gap where most of the population is composed of elderly people. Compared to the other regions, these regions show low health related quality of life index point by both gender because the index is composed of indicators to measure health status where it is closely related to the age of the local population.
The health sector is perceived as a relatively gender equal sector therefore it is easy to overlook the policy needs for elderly women.
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