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Japan National Health and Nutrition Survey 2009


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Japan (JPN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2009 - 11/2009
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual

The National Health and Nutrition Survey 2009 evaluated the health status, lifestyle and nutritional and food intake of the Japanese population. Responses were collected from 3,788 households in 300 randomly selected districts. Among all participants (one year or older), 9,006 people completed the dietary intake survey and 9,803 answered the lifestyle questionnaire. In addition, 8,056 people received physical examinations and 4,293 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 2009 survey contains tabulations on daily nutrient intake, broken down by sex and 10-year age groups.