The purpose of this paper was to decide Calorie allowances for the severely handicapped, by measuring their basal metabolism, activities and food intake in daily life. The severely handicapped were found to be remarkably small in body-size and their basal metabolism was low. Average body-weight and basal metabolism were 16.5kg and 30.3Cal./hr. for boys aged 10.5 years, 21.5kg and 29.3Cal./hr. for girls aged 11.8 years. Average Calorie consumptions per day were 805 Cal. for those lying, 1, 698 Cal. for those crippled and 1, 395 Cal. for those walking. Average Calorie intakes amounted to 976 Cal. for those lying, 2, 020 Cal. for the crippled and 1, 778 Cal. for those capable of walking.
This report deals with the relation between epidemiological factors (age, school career, number of pregnancy cases, emesis, food intake, subjective symptoms) and anemia among 603 pregnant women. 1) The morbidity rate of anemia among pregnant women was 17.1%. A gradual decrease in hemoglobin levels was seen as pregnancy progressed. 2) No relation was found between the morbidity rate of anemia and the grade of emesis. 3) There was a significant relationship between the degree of anemia and subjective symptoms of anemia (dullness, dizziness, fatigue, loss of appetite), but no relation between the nutritional intake and pattern of staple food could be found.