Anemia is one of the most common complications of pregnancy in Japan. There have been several studies that observed levels of pregnant women's hemoglobin per 10g/dl to be between 10% and 30%. This report deals with the relation between epidemiological factors (age, number of pregnancy, emesis, food intake, using of the drug) and anemia among 607 pregnant women in Kitakyushu. 1) The morbidity of anemia among pregnant women was 15.3%. A gradual decrease in hemoglobin levels was shown as the advanced pregnancy. 2) No relation between the morbidity of anemia and the use of drug was observed. 3) The morbidity of anemia had no relation with age and grade of emesis. But it had some relation with nutritional intake and number of birth. 4) The nutritive condition of foods per day taken by pregnant women was comparatively low in calories but well balanced.
The preference of Nagasaki citzens to castilla was investigated statistically. The subjects were primary school children, junior high and high school boys and girls, university students and general citzens. The preference was indicated with hedonic scale and food action rating scale as compared with bread, cake and instant foods. The results were as follows. In general, regardless of sex, the preference of school children and university students to castilla was much higher than that of the boys and girls in junior high and high school. It seemed that men and women in their twenties were fond of castilla, and thirties liked much more than the twenties. The forties and fifties, regardless of sex, were fond of castilla noteworthy. Persons above the sixties were also considerably fond of castilla.