Longitudinal Trends in Blood Pressure Associated with the Frequency of Laughter: Longitudinal Study of Japanese General Population: the Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS).
CONCLUSIONS: Infrequent laughter was associated with long-term blood pressure increment among middle-aged men. PMID: 32092749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 25, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Seasonal variation in epidemiology of Kawasaki disease-related coronary artery abnormalities in Japan, 1999-2017.
Authors: Kitano N, Takeuchi T, Suenaga T, Kakimoto N, Naka A, Shibuta S, Tachibana S, Takekoshi N, Suzuki T, Tsuchihashi T, Yamano T, Akasaka T, Suzuki H Abstract BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies show a U-shaped tendency in Kawasaki disease (KD)-related coronary artery abnormalities (CAAs) across age categories. Since studies suggest seasonal variations in KD onset, this study aimed to clarify the epidemiologic features of CAAs, considering the seasons of KD-occurrence. METHODS: We analyzed 2106 (males=1215, females=891) consecutive KD cases from October 1999 to September 2017 using our electronic database o...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 25, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Estimated prevalence of Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome, Chronic Enteropathy Associated with SLCO2A1 Gene, and Intestinal Beh ├žet's Disease in Japan in 2017: A Nationwide Survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Estimates of the national prevalence of CCS, CEAS, and intestinal BD in Japan were generated and found to be higher than those previously reported. PMID: 32092751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 25, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Relationship between calcium intake and impaired activities of daily living in a Japanese population: NIPPON DATA90.
This study examined the association between calcium intake and impaired activities of daily living (ADL) using the data from NIPPON DATA90, consisting of representative sample of the Japanese population. METHODS: A population-based nested case control study was performed. A baseline survey was conducted in 1990, followed by ADL surveys of individuals ≥65 years old in 2000. Individuals with impaired ADL and selected age- and sex-matched controls were then identified. We obtained 132 pairs. Calcium intake was energy-adjusted using the residual method. The association between calcium intake and impaired ADL was examine...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 12, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Infant mortality rates for farming and unemployed households in the Japanese prefectures: An ecological time trend analysis, 1999-2017.
CONCLUSIONS: Inter-occupational IMR inequality increased between 1999 and 2017 in Japan. Further studies using individual-level data are warranted to better understand the mechanisms that contributed to this increase. PMID: 32009101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 7, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Longitudinal associations of toothbrushing with obesity and hyperglycemia.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that toothbrushing habits are associated with the development of obesity and hyperglycemia. PMID: 32009102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 7, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Causal diagrams: pitfalls and tips.
Authors: Suzuki E, Shinozaki T, Yamamoto E Abstract Graphical models are useful tools in causal inference, and causal directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) are used extensively to determine the variables for which it is sufficient to control for confounding to estimate causal effects. We discuss the following ten pitfalls and tips that are easily overlooked when using DAGs; 1) Each node on DAGs corresponds to a random variable, and not its realized values; 2) The presence or absence of arrow in DAGs corresponds to the presence or absence of individual causal effect in the population; 3) "Non-manipulable" variabl...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 7, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

The association between habitual sleep duration and mortality according to sex and age: the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study.
ConclusionsSleep durations ≥8 hours are associated with mortality outcomes in men and women. Age may be an effect modifier for the association between sleep duration and mortality from other causes in women. PMID: 32009104 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 7, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Pitfalls and tips for statistical methods in epidemiology: A new series of special articles has started.
Authors: Fujiwara T PMID: 32009105 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 7, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Cholangiocarcinoma Trends, Incidence, and Relative Survival in Khon Kaen, Thailand From 1989 Through 2013: A Population-Based Cancer Registry Study [J Epidemiol 29 (5) (2019) 197-204].
Authors: Kamsa-Ard S, Luvira V, Suwanrungruang K, Kamsa-Ard S, Luvira V, Santong C, Srisuk T, Pugkhem A, Bhudhisawasdi V, Pairojkul C PMID: 32023568 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - February 7, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

The major source of antioxidants intake from typical diet among the rural farmer in north-eastern Japan in 1990s.
CONCLUSIONS: The characteristics of high AOC intake in rice and seafood more appropriately reflected the Japanese-style diet. Further studies are expected to clarify the association between food-derived AOC and its role in preventing or ameliorating lifestyle-related diseases. PMID: 31983720 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - January 29, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

The level of urine dipstick proteinuria and its relation to the risk of incident cholelithiasis.
CONCLUSION: Urine dipstick proteinuria of 2+ or greater was significantly associated with the increased risk for incident gallstone. PMID: 31956168 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - January 22, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Hospital surgical volume and 3-year mortality in severe prognosis cancers: A population-based study using cancer registry data.
CONCLUSION: We suggest that patients who require curative surgery for esophageal, biliary tract, and pancreatic cancer may benefit from referral to high-volume hospitals. PMID: 31932528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - January 16, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Study profile of The Tohoku Medical Megabank Community-Based Cohort Study.
ConclusionThis cohort comprised large sample size and it contains information on disaster, genome information, and metabolome information. This cohort also had several detailed measurements. Using this cohort enabled us to clarify the long-term effect of disaster and also to establish personalized prevention based on genome, metabolome, and other omics information. PMID: 31932529 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - January 16, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Erratum to 'Study Profile: The Japan "Society and New Tobacco" Internet Survey (JASTIS): A Longitudinal Internet Cohort Study of Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Products, Electronic Cigarettes, and Conventional Tobacco Products in Japan' [J Epidemiol 29 (11) (2019) 444-450].
Erratum to 'Study Profile: The Japan "Society and New Tobacco" Internet Survey (JASTIS): A Longitudinal Internet Cohort Study of Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Products, Electronic Cigarettes, and Conventional Tobacco Products in Japan' [J Epidemiol 29 (11) (2019) 444-450]. J Epidemiol. 2020;30(1):55 Authors: Tabuchi T, Shinozaki T, Kunugita N, Nakamura M, Tsuji I PMID: 31902823 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - January 8, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Alcohol consumption and risk of gastric cancer: The Japan Collaborative Cohort study.
Authors: Li Y, Eshak ES, Kokoro S, Liu K, Jy D, Iso H, Tamakoshi A, JACC Study Group Abstract BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is a potential risk factor for gastric cancer. However, findings from cohort studies that examined the relationship between alcohol consumption and gastric cancer risk among Japanese population are not conclusive. METHODS: A total of 54,682 Japanese men and women participating in the Japan Collaborative Cohort study completed a questionnaire including alcohol consumption information. The Cox proportional hazard model was used to calculate the hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence interv...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - January 8, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Diabetes and mortality from respiratory diseases: the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study.
Authors: Wang M, Muraki I, Liu K, Shirai K, Tamakoshi A, Hu Y, Iso H Abstract BACKGROUND: A little evidence was found about the association between diabetes and respiratory diseases mortality among Japanese populations. We aimed to explore the association between diabetes and the risk of respiratory diseases mortality through a nationwide prospective study in Japan. METHODS: 95,056 participants (39,925 men and 55,131 women) were followed up for median 17.1 years. The information about diabetes status, sociodemographic characteristics, and lifestyles was collected at baseline. Cox proportional hazards regression...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - December 17, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Intake of vegetables and fruits and the risk of cataract incidence in a Japanese population: the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that vegetables may reduce the risk of cataracts in men, but not in women. PMID: 31839643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - December 17, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Impact of PSCA polymorphisms on the risk of duodenal ulcer.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study confirms an association between the PSCA rs2294008 C-allele and the risk of DU in a Japanese population. PMID: 31839644 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - December 17, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Japanese Legacy Cohorts: Six-prefecture cohort study (Hirayama Cohort Study).
This study is called the six-prefecture cohort study or Hirayama Cohort Study. The study subjects were residents aged 40 years or older at the baseline survey in 1965, which covered 94.8% of residents identified in the study area by the National Census conducted on October 1, 1965. The mortality of 264,118 cohort members was followed until the end of 1982. One of the most important findings made by this study was an association between second-hand smoke exposure and lung cancer. This finding is the origin of the worldwide spread of smoking ban in indoor public venues and workplaces. Other major findings obtained from the s...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - December 17, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Did the Expansion of Insurance Coverage for Oral Health Reduce Self-reported Oral Health Inequalities in Korea? Results of Repeated Cross-Sectional Analysis, 2007-2015.
CONCLUSIONS: The expansion of dental health insurance may not be sufficient to move the needle on self-reported oral health inequalities among adults. PMID: 31813892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - December 10, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Association between second-hand smoke exposure and depressive symptoms among Japanese adults: a cross-sectional study.
We examined this association in a cross-sectional study among a Japanese general adult population sample.MethodsJapanese adults were recruited from the Japan Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cohort Study in the Okazaki area between 2012 and 2017. Second-hand smoke exposure and smoking status were assessed using a self-administered questionnaire. Based on their frequency of exposure to second-hand smoke, non-smokers and smokers were categorized as "almost never," "sometimes," and "almost every day." Depressive symptoms were defined by a Kessler 6 score ≥ 5 points. We performed a multivariab...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - December 10, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Influence of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident on the use of computed tomography in children with mild head injuries.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of CT in children with mild head injuries declined after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Improving awareness of radiation exposure risks among patients and physicians could reduce unnecessary CT. PMID: 31813894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - December 10, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Heated tobacco product smokers in Japan identified by a population-based survey.
CONCLUSION: We concluded that HTP use has increased substantially in Japan. However, regulations for HTPs are weaker than those for combustible cigarettes in Japan. Thus, HTPs should be subjected to the same regulations as combustible tobacco products. PMID: 31787705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - December 4, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Relationships between reproductive history and mortality from cardiovascular diseases among Japanese women: the Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) Study.
CONCLUSION: The number of deliveries showed a U-shaped association with risk of CVD mortality. Higher maternal age at first delivery was associated with an increased risk of CVD mortality, and excessive risk in women aged ≥28 years at first delivery was noted in those with ≥3 deliveries. PMID: 31735742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - November 20, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Comparison of intentional and unintentional injuries among Chinese children and adolescents.
Conclusions Intentional injuries affected more males, rural and older children, school students and staff or workers. The mechanisms and occurrence times differed according to different age groups. Preventive measures should be taken to reduce the dropout of rural students, strengthen the school's violence prevention plan and reduce self-harm. PMID: 31708510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - November 13, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Lessons from an early-stage epidemiological study on Minamata disease.
Authors: Yorifuji T PMID: 31685724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - November 7, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Factors associated with family member's spanking of 3.5-year-old children in Japan.
CONCLUSIONS: We found a high prevalence of spanking and its associated factors. Approaching those with lower socioeconomic factors and promoting fathers' involvement in parenting may be important public health strategies for reducing and preventing spanking. PMID: 31685725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - November 7, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Results of an epidemiological study on a central nervous system disease of unknown cause that occurred in the Minamata region.
Authors: Kitamura S, Miyata C, Tomita M, Date S, Kojima T, Minamoto H, Kurimoto S, Noguchi Y, Nakagawa R PMID: 31685726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - November 7, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Call for papers - Journal of Epidemiology Reprints of Pioneering Papers series: Spotlighting little-known non-English language research papers from Japan and around the world.
Authors: Kondo N PMID: 31685727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - November 7, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Challenges to changing the culture of parenting in Japan.
Authors: Goto A, Surkan PJ, Reich MR PMID: 31685728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - November 7, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Explaining within- vs. between-population variation in child anthropometry and hemoglobin measures in India: A multilevel analysis of the National Family Health Survey 2015-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: Policies and interventions aimed at reducing between-population inequalities in child undernutrition may require a different set of components than those concerned with within-population inequalities. Both are needed to promote the health of the general population as well as high-risk children. PMID: 31611523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - October 17, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Gender difference in the association between subjective socioeconomic mobility across life course and mortality at older ages: Results from the JAGES longitudinal study.
CONCLUSIONS: 'Downward' mobility was associated with mortality among men, but not among women. Depression appeared to mediate the association. A protective effect of upward mobility was observed among women but not among men. PMID: 31611524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - October 17, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Epidemiologic Features of Kawasaki Disease in Shanghai From 2013 Through 2017.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of KD in Shanghai had substantially increased while the proportion of CAL had substantially decreased as compared with our previous surveys. Higher platelet levels, lower albumin levels, male sex, incomplete KD, IVIG resistance, and receiving initial IVIG ≤4 days or>10 days, were risk factors for CAL. PMID: 31548437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - September 26, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Municipality-level checklist to promote parental behaviors related to prevention of unintentional injury in young children: a multilevel analysis of national data.
ConclusionsA municipality-level intervention taking a checklist-based approach at the 4-month health exam in Japan appears to promote certain child safety behaviors in parents with children around 1.5 years of age. PMID: 31527342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - September 20, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Combined effect of marriage and education on mortality: A cross-national study of older Japanese and Finnish men and women.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings showed similarity in the combined effect of marriage and education between Japan and Finland, differing from observations in countries with more apparent socioeconomic health disparities. Further studies should examine the reasons for the excessive mortality risk in highly educated, unmarried men in both countries, and consider whether selection bias led to underestimation of the true risk in unmarried older adults with lower education. PMID: 31495811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - September 11, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Description of maternal smoking status before and after pregnancy: a longitudinal, community-based cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Longitudinal analyses showed that about 60% of mothers who smoked before and after delivery failed smoking cessation. In addition, younger mothers were significantly likely to relapse smoking after delivery. PMID: 31474674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - September 4, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Gestational weight gain charts by gestational age and body mass index for Chinese women: A population-based follow-up study.
Conclusions The population-based gestational weight gain z-score charts performed well in providing guidance regarding expected gestational weight gain in Chinese women. PMID: 31474675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - September 4, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Student loans and psychological distress: A cross-sectional study of young adults in Japan.
CONCLUSIONS: There was a significant association between student loan debt and psychological distress among graduates, but not current university students. PMID: 31474676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - September 4, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Meta-regression analysis of sex-and birth year-specific prevalence of HBsAg and anti-HCV among un-.diagnosed Japanese: Data from the first-time blood donors, periodical health checkup, and the comprehensive health checkup with lifestyle education (Ningen Dock).
CONCLUSION: We could estimate the pooled prevalence of HBsAg and anti-HCV based on nationwide data. The result can be used reference data of various countermeasure for hepatitis eradication. PMID: 31447462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - August 28, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Prevalence and correlates of physical activity among children and adolescents: a cross-sectional population-based study of a rural city in Japan.
CONCLUSIONS: About 20% of Japanese children and adolescents engaged in recommended MVPA level. MVPA was associated with grade, gender, preference for PA, and population density. PMID: 31406049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - August 15, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Lingering impact of starting working life during a recession: health outcomes of survivors of the "employment ice age" (1993-2004) in Japan.
CONCLUSIONS: The results underscored the lingering impact of the macroeconomic conditions at labor market entry on health outcomes in later life in Japan. PMID: 31406050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - August 15, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Cross-sectional association between employment status and self-rated health among middle-aged Japanese women: The influence of socioeconomic conditions and work-life conflict.
ConclusionAmong middle-aged working Japanese women, employment status was associated with self-rated health; non-regular employees and self-employed workers were less likely to report poor self-rated health, compared with regular employees. Lowered OR of poor self-rated health among non-regular employees may be explained by their reduced work-family conflict. PMID: 31353324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - July 31, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Temporal trends and geographic disparity in hypertension care in China.
CONCLUSIONS: Although China has made impressive progress in addressing regional inequalities in hypertension care over time, it needs to increase its effort to reduce geographic disparities and to provide more effective treatments and higher quality care for patients with hypertension. PMID: 31327817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - July 23, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Psychosocial work environment explains the association of job dissatisfaction with long-term sickness absence: a one-year prospect study of Japanese employees.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that the association of job dissatisfaction with long-term sickness absence is spurious and explained mainly by psychosocial work environment. PMID: 31308301 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - July 18, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Relative validity of starch and sugar intake in Japanese adults as estimated with comprehensive and brief self-administered diet history questionnaires.
CONCLUSIONS: This study indicated a reasonable ranking ability of DHQ and BDHQ for the intake of starch and most sugars examined, despite a poor ability to estimate the intake at the both group and individual levels. PMID: 31257352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - July 2, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

The risk of functional limitations after driving cessation among older Japanese adults: the JAGES cohort study.
ConclusionDriving cessation is associated with an increased risk of functional limitations among older adults, but this risk might be alleviated if they are able to maintain independent mobility by using public transportation or bicycles after driving cessation. PMID: 31231096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - June 26, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Intake of coffee associated with decreased depressive symptoms among elderly Japanese women: a multi-center cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: The result suggests that the inverse association on depressive symptoms might be expected not only caffeine intake but also some other substances in coffee or factors related to coffee intake. Because of its cross-sectional design, longitudinal studies are required to confirm the present finding. PMID: 31231097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - June 26, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Factors influencing the proportion of non-examinees in the Fukushima Health Management Survey for childhood and adolescent thyroid cancer: Results from the baseline survey.
CONCLUSIONS: In addition to the demographic characteristics, a change of residence could be a potential factor that influenced the proportion of non-examinees. Our results will help proper interpretation of reports and prospective management of the survey. PMID: 31204362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - June 19, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research

Association between routine nephropathy monitoring and subsequent change in estimated glomerular filtration rate in patients with diabetes mellitus: a Japanese non-elderly cohort study.
CONCLUSION: Routine nephropathy monitoring was not associated with preserved renal function. Current recommendations for the universal application of nephropathy monitoring may have limited value to prevent renal dysfunction in non-elderly individuals with diabetes mellitus. PMID: 31204363 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - June 19, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research