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Change of Agricultural Structure and Anemia in Women in Rural Areas of Northeast Japan.

Authors
Sasaki-S; Kaishio-K; Komatsu-K; Okamura-T
Source
Proceedings of the VII International Congress of Rural Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17-21, International Association of Agricultural Medicine 1978 Sep:51-52
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00182612
Abstract
Blood samples taken from 113 women aged 20 through 59 years who either worked exclusively in the farming communities in rural Japan, worked in agriculture and in other industries as well, or who worked in industries other than farming were analyzed to investigate the health of women in rural areas. About 95 percent of those households which remained active in farming require income from a second source to keep the family going. The number of red blood cells, hemoglobin content, serum iron level and serum protein concentrations were determined in the blood samples. Women who worked in agriculture and had a second job demonstrated the lowest red blood cell count and hemoglobin content. Red blood cells and hemoglobin content decreased during the busiest farming season. Serum iron levels were highest in this group. The authors conclude that the busy farming season was coincident with the declines in personal health among the women, particularly among those who not only worked on the farm but had a second job to supplement income.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Sociology; Sociological-factors; Physiological-response; Job-stress; Blood-analysis; Worker-health; Seasonal-factors;
Contact
Prev Med & Environmental Hlth University of Iowa Inst/agric Med & Environ Hlth Iowa Oakdale, Iowa 52319
Publication Date
19780917
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Funding Amount
24225.00
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R13-OH-00694
Source Name
Proceedings of the VII International Congress of Rural Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17-21, International Association of Agricultural Medicine
State
ME; UT; IA;
Performing Organization
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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