20% of the children in disaster area decreased weight

Following up this article..Children stopped growing in Fukushima

Japan auxology academic society analyzed the growth data of 100 students living in Tsunami disaster area of Miyagi, from April, August to January.
As a result, more than 20% of the students (6~8 years old) decreased their weight or stopped growing. Female students of 7 years old are supposed to grow by 3kg yearly but some of them even decreased their weight by 1~2 kg from August to January.

On the other hand, 10~15 % of the 9~12 years old students showed obesity trend. 10~11 years old male students are supposed to grow by 4.2 kg yearly, but one of the male students grew by 8kg for these 10 months.
Japan auxology academic society also analyzed the growth data when great hanshin earthquake happened in 1995 to assume it is because of the stress and lack of exercise because of the life after disaster.
However, vice chair of the researching group states this is a significant data even though it had been only for less than one year since 311. It is important to find the health problem as soon as possible for children, elementar schools in disaster area must pay attention to the body measurement results.
被災地の児童、発育に変調 日本成長学会が宮城で調査





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