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Pregnant Women’s Awareness of Social Capital in the Great East Japan Earthquake-Affected Areas of Miyagi Prefecture: The Japan Environment and Children’s Study

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 January 2017

Hidekazu Nishigori
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi)
Toshie Nishigori
Affiliation:
Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
Kasumi Sakurai*
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi)
Satoshi Mizuno
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi) Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
Taku Obara
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi) Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan Pharmaceutical Science, Tohoku University Hospital, Miyagi, Japan
Hirohito Metoki
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi) Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan Public Health and Hygiene, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University School of Medicine
Zen Watanabe
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan
Noriyuki Iwama
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan
Mami Ishikuro
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi) Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
Nozomi Tatsuta
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi)
Ichiko Nishijima
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi) Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
Junichi Sugawara
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan
Shinichi Kuriyama
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi) Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
Ikuma Fujiwara
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi)
Takahiro Arima
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi)
Kunihiko Nakai
Affiliation:
Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi)
Fumiaki Takahashi
Affiliation:
Clinical Research, Innovation and Education Center, Tohoku University Hospital, Miyagi, Japan
Nobuo Yaegashi
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan (Dr H Nishigori, Ms Sakurai, Mr Mizuno, Dr Metoki, Dr Obara, Dr Ishikuro, Dr Tatsuta, Dr Nishijima, Dr Kuriyama, Dr Fujiwara, Dr Arima, Dr Nakai, Dr Yaegashi) Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
*
Correspondence and reprint requests to Kasumi Sakurai, Environment and Genome Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo Aoba Miyagi, Japan 980-8575 (e-mail: kasakurai69@gmail.com).

Abstract

Objective

We aimed to clarify the correlation between the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and pregnant women’s awareness of social capital 3 to 9 months after the tsunami disaster.

Methods

We analyzed data on responses to a questionnaire by 7451 pregnant women in their second to third trimesters. The proportions of social capital–related items were calculated in the north and south coastal areas of Miyagi Prefecture and were compared with national samples. The factors associated with social capital were estimated by use of multivariate logistic regression analyses.

Results

The proportion of women feeling that they had helpful neighbors was higher (69.0% vs 56.7%, P=0.0005), the proportion of women regarding their communities as safe and secure was lower (51.7% vs 62.4%, P=0.002), and the proportion of women feeling that most people were trustworthy was lower (23.7% vs 32.9%, P=0.006) in the north coastal area than nationwide. Such differences were not observed in the less severely affected south coastal area. Age of 35 years or older, extended family, college or university graduation, and being multiparous were associated with the feeling of having helpful neighbors.

Conclusion

The current status of pregnant women’s awareness of social capital in disaster-affected areas was revealed. Continuous monitoring and support may be necessary to address this issue.(Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2017;11:355–364)

Type
Original Research
Copyright
Copyright © Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc. 2017 

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