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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150578
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Obesity Among Japanese Urban Primary School Children
Abstract:
Obesity Among Japanese Urban Primary School Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Nakamura, Yumiko, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Aomori University of Health and Welfare
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Akiko Sugimoto MN, Lecturer
Emi Naijo RN, Assistant
Takako Kumagai MN, Lecturer
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Background: The percentage of overweight children in Japan is growing at an alarming rate. Many kids are spending less time exercising and more time in front of the TV, computer, or video-game console. And today's busy families have fewer free moments to prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to clarify the actual situation of the meal contents and the daily habit of the primary school children.
Design: An experimental design with 61 primary school children in local city. 
Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted, targeting 10- to 11- year-old children in 2009. The questionnaire asked the children about their personal backgrounds and their daily habit and the meal. Ethical consideration was given to ensure individual anonymity.
 Results: There were 61 valid responses (boy = 25, girl = 36) from the primary school children who are living in the local city. There were 18% of children (boy = 12.0%, girl = 22.2%) are overweight. Intake of vegetables was about 150g(148±98) and the salt was beyond 9g(9.0±3.0). The ratio of child to eat breakfast every day was 90.2% (boy= 88.0%, girl =91.4%). As for time to see the television, over 3 hours was 40.1% (boy= 36.0%, girl =44.4%). The ratio of child to exercise every day was 62.3% (boy= 60.6%, girl =63.8%) and many children ate fast food to electronics on Sunday. 
Conclusion: The findings of this study also indicated that many kids spend more time in front of the TV, and ate a few vegetables and higher salt. Health care professionals must understand the special needs for kids and effective nursing interventions for the children and family members. Prevention may be achieved through a variety of interventions targeting built environment, physical activity, and diet.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleObesity Among Japanese Urban Primary School Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150578-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Obesity Among Japanese Urban Primary School Children</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nakamura, Yumiko, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aomori University of Health and Welfare</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">y_nakamura@auhw.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Akiko Sugimoto MN, Lecturer<br/>Emi Naijo RN, Assistant<br/>Takako Kumagai MN, Lecturer</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Background: The percentage of overweight children in Japan is growing at an alarming rate. Many kids are spending less time exercising and more time in front of the TV, computer, or video-game console. And today's busy families have fewer free moments to prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals. <br/>Purpose: The purpose of this study was to clarify the actual situation of the meal contents and the daily habit of the primary school children. <br/>Design: An experimental design with 61 primary school children in local city.&nbsp;<br/>Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted, targeting 10- to 11- year-old children in 2009. The questionnaire asked the children about their personal backgrounds and their daily habit and the meal. Ethical consideration was given to ensure individual anonymity. <br/>&nbsp;Results: There were 61 valid responses (boy = 25, girl = 36) from the primary school children who are living in the local city. There were 18% of children (boy = 12.0%, girl = 22.2%) are overweight. Intake of vegetables was about 150g(148&plusmn;98) and the salt was beyond 9g(9.0&plusmn;3.0). The ratio of child to eat breakfast every day was 90.2% (boy= 88.0%, girl =91.4%). As for time to see the television, over 3 hours was 40.1% (boy= 36.0%, girl =44.4%). The ratio of child to exercise every day was 62.3% (boy= 60.6%, girl =63.8%) and many children ate fast food to electronics on Sunday.&nbsp; <br/>Conclusion: The findings of this study also indicated that many kids spend more time in front of the TV, and ate a few vegetables and higher salt. Health care professionals must understand the special needs for kids and effective nursing interventions for the children and family members. Prevention may be achieved through a variety of interventions targeting built environment, physical activity, and diet.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:37:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:37:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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