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著者
Hirabayashi, Kyoko
Harada, Yuka
Harada, Hironori
Muldagaliyev, Talgat
Apsalikov, Kazbek
Hoshi, Masaharu
キーワード
Health effects of radiation exposure
Semipalatinsk
Nuclear tests
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
NDC
医学
抄録(英)
The purpose of the present paper is to examine the aftereffects of radiation exposure on residents of villages near the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site (SNTS) in Kazakhstan. Our Hiroshima University (Japan) research team began field research in 2002 by means of health assessments conducted via interviews. We focus on persons who responded to questions concerning their medical conditions and symptoms.

In this paper, we summarize and analyze, using multiple linear logistic regression analysis, the answers obtained by questionnaire survey.

The results show: (1) 31 % of the residents reported that they felt bad or were in very poor health. (2) Residents living in villages having higher radiation levels were more likely to report having poor or very poor health, minor complaints such as loss of sleep, headaches, nighttime sweating and swollen arms or legs, and the need for nursing care in performing activities of daily living. (3) Symptoms reported by over 40% of the respondents included high blood pressure, heart disease and arthralgia/ lower back pain/ arthritis.

Our results suggest that radiation exposure in the Semipalatinsk area is one of the causes of poor health in general among residents. There is also a possibility that radiation exposure has influenced the incidence of some specific medical conditions.
掲載誌名
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
57巻
1号
開始ページ
27
終了ページ
35
出版年月日
2008-03
出版者
Hiroshima University Medical Press
ISSN
0018-2052
NCID
言語
英語
NII資源タイプ
紀要論文
広大資料タイプ
学内刊行物(紀要等)
DCMIタイプ
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権利情報
(c) Hiroshima University Medical Press.
部局名
原爆放射線医科学研究所
医歯薬学総合研究科
病院
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