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Japan National Health and Nutrition Survey 2008

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
平成20年国民健康・栄養調査報告
Geography 
Japan (JPN)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
11/2008 - 11/2008
Series or system 
Japan National Health and Nutrition Survey
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
Summary 

The National Health and Nutrition Survey 2008 evaluated the health status, lifestyle and nutritional and food intake of the Japanese population. Responses were collected from 9,886 people in 3,838 households in 300 randomly selected districts. Among all participants (one year or older), 9,129 people completed the dietary intake survey and 8,557 answered the lifestyle questionnaire. In addition, 7,998 people received physical examinations and 4,451 had blood tests (for subjects 20 years or older). The lifestyle questionnaire covered eating, drinking, smoking, sleeping, exercise and dental care habits. Physical examinations measured the height, weight, abdominal circumference, and blood pressure of participants. Before 2003, the National Health and Nutrition Survey was known as the National Nutrition Survey.

A report on the 2008 survey contains tabulations on daily nutrient intake, broken down by sex and 10-year age groups.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japan). Japan National Health and Nutrition Survey 2008.