研究のタイプ: 疫学研究 (observational study)

[小児における携帯電話使用と健康上の症状] epidem.

Mobile phone use and health symptoms in children.

掲載誌: J Formos Med Assoc 2015; 114 (7): 598-604

この研究は、台湾の11-15歳の小児2042人を対象に、携帯電話(MP)の通話使用と健康上の症状の関係を調べた。コンピュータ支援電話インタビュー法による全国規模の横断研究を2009年に実施して、小児のMP使用状況および認知された健康上の症状に関する情報を小児の両親から得た。その結果、過去1ヶ月にMP使用したのは全体の63.2%であった;MP使用に関連して有意な上昇が見られた症状頭痛偏頭痛皮膚のひりひり感であった、などを報告している。

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研究の目的(著者による)

A nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted in Taiwan to investigate the association between mobile phone use of children aged 11 to 15 years and the perceived health symptoms reported by their parents.

詳細情報

Children who had their own mobile phones and had been using mobile phones for at least 1 month prior to the interview on a regular basis were considered mobile phone users. Children using their parents' mobile phones were also considered as mobile phone users if they can use their parents' mobile phones away from home during day time.
Child's health status was assessed by interview of the parents. They were asked whether they were worried about their child's health, whether they think their child's health was worse than it was 1 year ago and whether they think that their child was more vulnerable than other children of the same age to sickness.

影響評価項目/リスク推定のタイプ

リスク推定のタイプ: (オッズ比(OR))

ばく露

ばく露評価

ばく露集団

グループ 説明
参照集団 1 no mobile phone use
集団 2 mobile phone use

調査対象集団

調査規模

タイプ
合計 2,042
統計学的分析方法: ( 調整: )

結論(著者による)

About 63.2% of the Taiwanese children aged 11 to 15 years used mobile phones.
Mobile phone use was associated with a significantly increased risk for headaches and migraine (OR 1.42, CI 1.12-1.81) and skin itches (OR 1.84, CI 1.47-2.29). No significant association was observed with sleep disturbances. Children who regularly used mobile phones were also considered to have a health status worse than it was 1 year ago.
The authors conclude that their study tended to suggest a need for more cautious use of mobile phones in children, although the cross-sectional design precludes the causal inference for the observed association.

研究の限界(著者による)

Other risk factors for the selected health symptoms, such as lifestyle, physical activities, and stress at schools, were not included in the study which might have biased the results.

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