Taeko Masumoto

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Association of participation in health checkups in 1983-94 with medical service utilization in 1989-94 was studied. The study subjects consisted of 1,198 males and 1,247 females aged 30 years or over, who were members of the National Health Insurance in a rural town in Kyoto prefecture. One hundred and four males and 95 females died during 1989-94.(More)
OBJECTIVES Although factors associated with falls might differ between men and women, no large-scale studies were conducted to examine the sex difference of risk factors for falls in Japanese elderly. The purpose of this study was to examine fall risk factors and sex differences among community-dwelling elderly individuals using a complete survey of the(More)
Serum zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) concentrations were measured in infants weighing 740 g to 2,500 g at birth. They were divided into three groups depending on their birth weight; Group I ranged from 740 to 1,500 g (N = 35), Group II from 1,501 to 2,000 g (N = 26), and Group III from 2,001 to 2,500 g (N = 19). They were fed breast milk (N = 24), commercially(More)
PURPOSE It is important to focus on various characteristics of people to promote measures for quitting-smoking. Using the Health Belief Model, we here investigated social and psychological factors related to willingness to cease smoking among factory-workers in the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture. METHOD From October to November 2001, the 810 subjects(More)
Various kinds of preventive health behaviors are promoted by health education. The extent of behavioral modification achieved, however, obviously differs from individual to individual according to habits, one of the reasons being the characteristics of various health habits are perceived differently. This cross-sectional study examined the association of(More)
Dietary salt intake is largely responsible for the increase in blood pressure with age. It is important to start effective prevention approaches during childhood. In this study, we estimated salt intake and sodium-to-potassium (Na/K) ratios assessed by urinary excretion among elementary school children in Kyoto, Japan. A total of 331 subjects aged 9-11(More)
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