Mitsuko Furuta

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Seasonal variation of mean birth weight (MBW), mean gestational period (MGP), and MBW at 40 weeks of gestation (MBW40) in the 15 different prefectures of Japan were analyzed using vital statistics from 1974 to 1983. MBW generally shows a bimodal pattern with two peaks in spring and autumn and two troughs in summer and winter. Seasonality exhibits a general(More)
This study reports an ecologic analysis of the relationship between mean birth weight (MBW) and nutritional, medical, and social variables, using 1982 data for 47 prefectures in Japan. Correlation analysis showed that variables that correlated significantly with MBW were mean temperature (r = 0.63), total calorie intake (r = 0.56), and body mass index of(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate aldehydes and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emission from furniture, which may cause hazardous influence on human being such as sick building/sick house syndrome. In this study, VOCs emitted from six kinds of wood furniture, including three set of dining tables and three beds, were analyzed by large chamber(More)
The purpose of this study is to explore future directions for health and physical education at UOEH. To do so, the authors first analyzed data taken from physical fitness tests conducted for newly incoming medical students every year since UOEH was founded more than twenty years ago. It was seen that male students tended to be overweight, but that the level(More)
The guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in Japan have been harmonized with ICH-GCP. Both the protection of human rights and the carrying out of clinical trials ethically and scientifically, conforming to the GCP, are necessary for the safety and efficacy of clinical data of common technical documents. It is standard practice in Japan, the U.S., and(More)
Seasonal variations of the mean gestational period (MGP) and mean birth weight (MBW) are examined by the traditional method of time-series analysis during the period from 1979 to 1983 in Japan. The results of the present study support the existence of a seasonal rhythm of MGP. Generally MGP showed a deep trough in winter and a shallow one in summer to early(More)
By using the 1984 vital statistics released on magnet tapes by the Japanese government, we observed in the present study how the mean birth weight (MBW) varies from one group of mothers who fall under the same category of "main household job" to another. In so doing, we compared the MBWs among different job categories in terms of mother's age, baby's sex,(More)
The purpose of the present study was to assess the influence of nutrition on the nationwide decreases and regional differences in mean birth weight (MBW) recently observed in Japan. The relationship between MBW and nutritional intake was examined using nationwide data covering a two-decade time span from 1969 to 1988. The results of different statistical(More)
The relationship between paternal occupation and infant birth weight stratified by sex and parity was analyzed based on 1985 vital statistics. The following results were obtained: 1) There were some differences with high statistical significance detected in Mean Birth Weight (MBW) according to 11 different categories of paternal occupation. The lowest MBW(More)
Annual trends of mean birth weight (MBW) at an obstetric facility in the city of Osaka were examined, based on the data in the delivery records for 30 years from January 1962 through December 1991. MBW at this facility had been decreasing during the years of 1975-1985, after being adjusted for parity (primipara/multipara) and the infants' sex. In addition,(More)