Michikazu Sekine

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Affiliation: Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in physical and mental functioning of Japanese civil servants: explanations from work and family characteristics
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 63:430-45. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Spa resort use and health-related quality of life, sleep, sickness absence and hospital admission: the Japanese civil servants study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Faculty of Medicine, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Complement Ther Med 14:133-43. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Work and family characteristics as determinants of socioeconomic and sex inequalities in sleep: The Japanese Civil Servants Study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    Sleep 29:206-16. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint A dose-response relationship between short sleeping hours and childhood obesity: results of the Toyama Birth Cohort Study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Toyama City, Japan
    Child Care Health Dev 28:163-70. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Explaining social inequalities in health by sleep: the Japanese civil servants study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:63-70. 2006
  6. pmc Validity of a questionnaire evaluating physical activity level in young children
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Faculty of Medicine, 2630 Sugitani, 930 0194, Toyama City Toyama, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 6:264-7. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Lifestyles and health-related quality of life in Japanese school children: a cross-sectional study
    Xiaoli Chen
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama City, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Prev Med 40:668-78. 2005
  8. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in physical and mental functioning of British, Finnish, and Japanese civil servants: role of job demand, control, and work hours
    Michikazu Sekine
    University of Toyama, Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 69:1417-25. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Daytime sleepiness and associated factors in Japanese school children
    Alexandru Gaina
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
    J Pediatr 151:518-22, 522.e1-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Parental obesity, lifestyle factors and obesity in preschool children: results of the Toyama Birth Cohort study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama, Japan
    J Epidemiol 12:33-9. 2002

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  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in physical and mental functioning of Japanese civil servants: explanations from work and family characteristics
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 63:430-45. 2006
    ..The different patterns of SES inequalities in health between men and women deserve further research...
  2. ncbi request reprint Spa resort use and health-related quality of life, sleep, sickness absence and hospital admission: the Japanese civil servants study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Faculty of Medicine, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Complement Ther Med 14:133-43. 2006
    ..To examine whether spa resort use is associated with the health of Japanese employees...
  3. ncbi request reprint Work and family characteristics as determinants of socioeconomic and sex inequalities in sleep: The Japanese Civil Servants Study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    Sleep 29:206-16. 2006
    ..To clarify whether socioeconomic and sex inequalities in poor sleep quality are explained by socioeconomic and sex differences in work and family characteristics...
  4. ncbi request reprint A dose-response relationship between short sleeping hours and childhood obesity: results of the Toyama Birth Cohort Study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Toyama City, Japan
    Child Care Health Dev 28:163-70. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify parental and lifestyle factors, particularly sleeping habits, associated with obesity in Japanese children...
  5. ncbi request reprint Explaining social inequalities in health by sleep: the Japanese civil servants study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:63-70. 2006
    ..Individuals of low socioeconomic status (SES) are likely to have poor sleep and poor health. This study aims to evaluate whether and how much of the socioeconomic differences in health are explained by sleep...
  6. pmc Validity of a questionnaire evaluating physical activity level in young children
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Faculty of Medicine, 2630 Sugitani, 930 0194, Toyama City Toyama, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 6:264-7. 2002
    ..To assess the validity of a questionnaire for evaluating the physical activity of young children as reported by parents...
  7. ncbi request reprint Lifestyles and health-related quality of life in Japanese school children: a cross-sectional study
    Xiaoli Chen
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama City, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Prev Med 40:668-78. 2005
    ..There is little information about relation between lifestyles and QOL in children. This study aims to examine the correlation among Japanese children...
  8. pmc Socioeconomic inequalities in physical and mental functioning of British, Finnish, and Japanese civil servants: role of job demand, control, and work hours
    Michikazu Sekine
    University of Toyama, Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 69:1417-25. 2009
    ..We suggest that these differences in the pattern and magnitude of grade differences in work characteristics and health among the 3 cohorts may be attributable to the different welfare regimes among the 3 countries...
  9. ncbi request reprint Daytime sleepiness and associated factors in Japanese school children
    Alexandru Gaina
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
    J Pediatr 151:518-22, 522.e1-4. 2007
    ..To examine daytime sleepiness and sleepiness interrelationship with sleep-wake patterns, eating habits, physical activity, and TV/video game time...
  10. ncbi request reprint Parental obesity, lifestyle factors and obesity in preschool children: results of the Toyama Birth Cohort study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama, Japan
    J Epidemiol 12:33-9. 2002
    ..Eating and exercising habits were not significantly associated with obesity. These results indicate that parental obesity and short sleeping hours are possible risk factors for obesity in preschool children...
  11. ncbi request reprint Associations of sense of coherence with sickness absence and reported symptoms of illness in Japanese civil servants
    Ali Nasermoaddeli
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    J Occup Health 45:231-3. 2003
  12. ncbi request reprint Association of smoking behavior and socio-demographic factors, work, lifestyle and mental health of Japanese civil servants
    Lizhen Hu
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, University of Toyama, Japan
    J Occup Health 49:443-52. 2007
    ..The above results suggest that socio-demographic, lifestyle and mental health characteristics are independently associated with current smoking. These factors should be considered in smoking cessation policies as program components...
  13. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle and overweight among Japanese adolescents: the Toyama Birth Cohort Study
    Yingchun Sun
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science for Research, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
    J Epidemiol 19:303-10. 2009
    ..To investigate the effects of lifestyle factors on overweight among Japanese adolescents...
  14. pmc Sex inequalities in physical and mental functioning of British, Finnish, and Japanese civil servants: role of job demand, control and work hours
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 73:595-603. 2011
    ..These results suggest that egalitarian and gender equal policies may contribute to smaller sex differences in health, through smaller differences in disadvantaged work characteristics between men and women...
  15. doi request reprint Sex differences in physical and mental functioning of Japanese civil servants: explanations from work and family characteristics
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 71:2091-9. 2010
    ..Such sex differences in work- and family-related stresses may contribute to sex difference in health. Longitudinal research is necessary to clarify the causal nature of these associations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle at 3 years of age and quality of life (QOL) in first-year junior high school students in Japan: results of the Toyama Birth Cohort Study
    Hongbing Wang
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama City, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Qual Life Res 17:257-65. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether some effects of childhood lifestyles at 3 years of age are associated with quality of life (QOL) in first-year junior high school students (JHSS)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Morning-evening preference: sleep pattern spectrum and lifestyle habits among Japanese junior high school pupils
    Alexandru Gaina
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
    Chronobiol Int 23:607-21. 2006
    ..Our results suggest the morning preference should be promoted among junior high school children to increase the likelihood of more regular sleep-wake patterns and lifestyle habits...
  18. ncbi request reprint Association of sleep quality and free time leisure activities in Japanese and British civil servants
    Ali Nasermoaddeli
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sugitani, Toyama, Japan
    J Occup Health 47:384-90. 2005
    ..46-0.80) and 0.71 (95%CI; 0.56-0.90) for Japanese and British subjects, respectively). Our findings suggest that engagement in social leisure activities is associated with better sleep quality and consequently better general well-being...
  19. ncbi request reprint Sib-size, birth order and risk of overweight in junior high school students in Japan: results of the Toyama Birth Cohort Study
    Hongbing Wang
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Prev Med 44:45-51. 2007
    ..To investigate whether there is a relationship between sib-size, birth order and the risk of overweight in junior high school students...
  20. ncbi request reprint Associations between sense of coherence and psychological work characteristics with changes in quality of life in Japanese civil servants: a 1-year follow-up study
    Ali Nasermoaddeli
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Ind Health 41:236-41. 2003
    ..11, p < 0.001. Higher sense of coherence and job control could result in better subjective feeling of well-being in a 1-year follow-up among Japanese civil servants...
  21. ncbi request reprint Gender and temporal differences in sleep-wake patterns in Japanese schoolchildren
    Alexandru Gaina
    Department of Welfare Promoton and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sugitani 2630, Toyama, 930 0194, Japan
    Sleep 28:337-42. 2005
    ..To determine gender and weekly differences in sleep patterns in Japanese children in junior high school...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Alcohol drinking patterns and sleep quality of Japanese civil servants]
    Shiori Takamatsu
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 52:1-11. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to clarify whether alcohol drinking patterns were associated with sleep quality...
  23. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of the estimated prevalence of childhood obesity from height and weight values reported by parents: results of the Toyama Birth Cohort study
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama, Japan
    J Epidemiol 12:9-13. 2002
    ..2 to 1.0%. These results indicate that height and weight reported by parents provides a reliable assessment of childhood obesity...
  24. ncbi request reprint The validity of sleeping hours of healthy young children as reported by their parents
    Michikazu Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    J Epidemiol 12:237-42. 2002
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  25. doi request reprint Relationship between body image and lifestyle factors in Japanese adolescent girls
    Kyoko Mori
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
    Pediatr Int 51:507-13. 2009
    ..Certain lifestyle factors may influence an individual's body image, but current knowledge is based mainly on studies in Western populations...
  26. ncbi request reprint Intra-individual variability of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein: age-related variations over time in Japanese subjects
    Ali Nasermoaddeli
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
    Circ J 70:559-63. 2006
    ..The potential for hsCRP variability during the follow-up interval is of great interest, so the repeatability of measurements of hsCRP in men and women, and in different age groups, was investigated in the present study...
  27. ncbi request reprint Job strain does not relate to morning level vanilmandelic acid in Japanese civil servants
    Ali Nasermoaddeli
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan
    J Epidemiol 12:324-9. 2002
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in associations of C-reactive protein with atherosclerotic risk factors and psychosocial characteristics in Japanese civil servants
    Ali Nasermoaddeli
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Toyama, Japan
    Psychosom Med 68:58-63. 2006
    ..We have evaluated the relationship of serum CRP and SOC and assessed the association of atherosclerotic risk factors with CRP in male and female subjects...
  29. ncbi request reprint Differences in mortality rates due to major specific causes between Japanese male occupational groups over a recent 30-year period
    Sadanobu Kagamimori
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sugitani, Toyama, Japan
    Ind Health 42:328-35. 2004
    ..According to the principal component analysis of mortality rates due to major specific causes, the first main factor contributed 57.9% of the commonality in 1965, 76.5% in 1980, and 86.0% in 1995, respectively...
  30. ncbi request reprint Validation of a self-reported physical activity questionnaire for schoolchildren
    Xiaoli Chen
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Toyama City, Japan
    J Epidemiol 13:278-87. 2003
    ..There is little information about validation of young children's self-reported physical activity. This study assessed the validity of a self-reported questionnaire designed to measure children's physical activity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Validity of child sleep diary questionnaire among junior high school children
    Alexandru Gaina
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    J Epidemiol 14:1-4. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between subjective sleep habits estimation and objective measurement data in schoolchildren...
  32. ncbi request reprint The validity of nursery teachers' report on the physical activity of young children
    Xiaoli Chen
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    J Epidemiol 12:367-74. 2002
    ..The results suggest that nursery teachers' respondent for children in physical activity may be used as a valid measure to evaluate young children's physical activity levels, especially in nursery setting...
  33. pmc Explaining global job satisfaction by facets of job satisfaction: the Japanese civil servants study
    Takashi Tatsuse
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama, 930 0194, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 16:133-7. 2011
    ..Management of job satisfaction is of growing importance in terms of the maintenance of employees' health. This study aimed to evaluate which and to what extent facets of job satisfaction contributed to global job satisfaction...
  34. ncbi request reprint Adverse health experience in male workers during the boom economy in Japan
    Sadanobu Kagamimori
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan
    J Occup Health 45:131-2. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Study of a mortality surge among transport workers in Japan
    Sadanobu Kagamimori
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, University of Toyama, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama, Japan
    J Occup Health 48:514-6. 2006
  36. ncbi request reprint A study of weekly and seasonal variation of stroke onset
    Hongbing Wang
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama, 930 0194 Japan
    Int J Biometeorol 47:13-20. 2002
    ..It may be speculated that younger people have more change to work outdoors, exposing themselves to the winter environment. Their lifestyle and physiological condition may be different from those of older people...
  37. pmc Nested case-control study on associations between lung function, smoking and mortality in Japanese population
    Lizhen Hu
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, 930 0194, Toyama, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 12:265-71. 2007
    ..In this study, we examined the associations of lung function, smoking and the results of allergy skin tests with mortality in a longitudinal study of the Japanese population...
  38. pmc Effect of moderate alcohol intake on nocturnal sleep respiratory parameters in healthy middle-aged men
    Ichiro Izumi
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 2630 Sugitani, 930 0194, Toyama City, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 10:16-20. 2005
    ..In this study, we investigated the influence of alcohol on OSA-associated parameters in healthy middle-aged males drinking a moderate volume of alcohol (<1 g alcohol/kg bodyweight per day)...
  39. pmc Association between sense of coherence and heart rate variability in healthy subjects
    Ali Nasermoaddeli
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 2630 Sugitani, 930 0194, Toyama, Japan
    Environ Health Prev Med 9:272-4. 2004
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Job Dissatisfaction as a Contributor to Stress-related Mental Health Problems among Japanese Civil Servants
    Takashi Tatsuse
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Japan
    Ind Health 51:307-18. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that, although longitudinal research is necessary, attitudes toward satisfaction at work can potentially decrease the negative effects of psychosocial risk factors at work on mental health. ..
  41. ncbi request reprint Association between short sleeping hours and overweight in adolescents: results from a US Suburban High School survey
    Andreea Seicean
    Department of Public Health, Case School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Sleep Breath 11:285-93. 2007
    ..These results confirm a high prevalence of short sleep among suburban high school students and provide additional support suggesting significant association between short sleeping hours and overweight...
  42. ncbi request reprint A comparison of socioeconomic differences in physical functioning and perceived health among male and female employees in Britain, Finland and Japan
    Pekka Martikainen
    Department of Sociology, P O Box 41, University of Helsinki, FIN 00014, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 59:1287-95. 2004
    ..This is exemplified by the lack of health inequalities among employed Japanese women...
  43. ncbi request reprint Analysis of factors that influence body mass index from ages 3 to 6 years: A study based on the Toyama cohort study
    Hiroki Sugimori
    Department of Preventive Medicine, St Marianna University, School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan
    Pediatr Int 46:302-10. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study was to elucidate both environmental and behavioral factors that influence body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) among Japanese children from ages 3-6...
  44. doi request reprint Associations of job strain and working overtime with adverse health behaviors and obesity: evidence from the Whitehall II Study, Helsinki Health Study, and the Japanese Civil Servants Study
    Tea Lallukka
    Department of Public Health, P O Box 41 Mannerheimintie 172, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 66:1681-98. 2008
    ..In conclusion, job strain and working overtime had some, albeit mostly weak and inconsistent, associations with adverse health behaviors and obesity in these middle-aged white-collar employee cohorts from Britain, Finland, and Japan...
  45. ncbi request reprint [Lifestyle differences between conjugal bereaved women and non-bereaved women in later life]
    Kaoru K Umezaki
    Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, Kinjo University
    Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 50:293-302. 2003
    ..In Japan, there has been limited research regarding lifestyle of elderly bereaved. The present study was conducted to clarify lifestyle characteristics in conjugal bereaved women compared to non-bereaved women...
  46. ncbi request reprint [Effect of aging on heart rate and blood pressure variabilities in healthy men and women]
    Tadayuki Okuda
    Department of Clinical Laboratory, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Toyama 930 0194
    Rinsho Byori 50:186-90. 2002
    ..To clarify the effect of aging and gender on heart rate and blood pressure variability in healthy men and women...