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      Health in Japan : Social Epidemiology of Japan since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics Social Epidemiology of Japan since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics 

      Child Health in Japan

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      Oxford University Press

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          We discuss child health in Japan over recent decades and consider some of the important public health problems for children and adolescents which remain to be solved. The maternal and child health system, school lunch programme, and improvements in quality and diversity of children’s diets led to increased growth and taller adults. Prevalence of dental caries has declined although water fluoridation is not used in Japan. Contemporary problems include increase in incidence of low birth weight, vaccination hesitancy, including human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination. Economic recession has had an impact on levels of poverty and inequality, and on child health, especially weight-gain and obesity. There have been recent increases in the child suicide rate, and reports of child maltreatment and bullying.

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          October 19 2020
          October 22 2020
          : 53-68
          10.1093/oso/9780198848134.003.0004
          e987fbd7-8fd6-409f-8f9f-a19ecc39c438
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