ID 111248
Author
Saruwatari, Ayako Kyoto Prefectural University
Kusunoki, Takashi Shiga Medical Center for Children
Tanaka, Yurika Kyoto Prefectural University
Harada, Kiyomi Kyoto Prefectural University|Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Odani, Kiyoko Kyoto Prefectural University
Fukuda, Sayuri Kyoto Bunkyo Junior College
Nishi, Yukari Nagaokakyo City
Asano, Hiroaki Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Higashi, Akane Kyoto Prefectural University
Keywords
community health
food avoidance
growth
infancy
maternity passbook
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The relationship between food avoidance during infancy and the growth of Japanese infants in a community health setting has not been well evaluated. In order to assess the growth of infants who avoided either of the three major allergen foods in Japan, eggs, milk or wheat, we employed the results of 4 physical checkups recorded in maternity passbooks and administrated a questionnaire on allergic diseases, height and weight at birth to the guardians of 1,132 infants at the age of 3.5 years. Data was obtained from 890 subjects (78.6%) and 662 subjects (58.5%) who met the inclusion criteria were analyzed. The height, weight and body mass index percentile scores of each subject were calculated. Subjects who avoided either of the three foods at 3.5 years had lower weight percentile scores at 1.5 years, lower height and weight percentile scores at 3.5 years, and lower weight growth rates, compared with the subjects who did not avoid any of the three foods at 3.5 years (P=0.02, 0.03, 0.03, 0.01). The results suggested that there was a negative relationship between physique and food avoidance in infants, and that physical and nutritional assessments are important for food avoiders.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
62
Issue
1-2
Start Page
62
End Page
67
Sort Key
62
Published Date
2015-02
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language
eng
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