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Table 2 Conventionally defined poverty lines and poverty rates: 1986–2016

From: Exploring the health-relevant poverty line: a study using the data of 663,000 individuals in Japan

Survey yearaMedian incomePoverty linePoverty ratePoverty linePoverty rate
(annual, million JPY)(0.50 × median income)(%)(0.60 × median income)(%)
19862.151.0812.01.2917.9
19892.271.1413.21.3619.5
19922.701.3513.41.6219.8
19952.891.4413.81.7319.9
19982.971.4914.61.7820.6
20012.721.3615.41.6321.5
20042.601.3014.91.5620.8
20072.531.2715.71.5221.7
20102.491.2516.01.5022.0
20132.441.2216.11.4621.9
20162.441.2215.61.4721.6
  1. aIncome data were reported one year prior to survey years