Health surveys conducted by the Medical Megabank

New applications for inclusion in the study are no longer being accepted.

Individuals who participate by receiving a specific health check-up:
  1. Blood and urine collection.
    In addition to blood tests for a specific health check-up, 30 ml of blood will be taken for the cohort study.
  2. *Three survey forms on health and lifestyle.


Individuals who participate at an Iwate Medical Megabank satellite office:
  1. Collection of 45 ml of blood.
  2. Urinalysis.
  3. *Three survey forms on health and lifestyle.

At an Iwate Medical Megabank satellite office, participants can undergo additional testing to diagnose arteriosclerosis, assess respiratory function, determine vascular age, and undergo an ophthalmological examination.


*Survey forms contain questions regarding:
  • Health and lifestyle
  • Dietary habits
  • Stress and mental health


Benefits of the Iwate Medical Megabank health survey

Participants are provided additional medical testing and health information at no extra cost.


Factors examined at the health check-up Factors examined at the Iwate Medical Megabank satellite office
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Pepsinogen
  • Glycated albumin(glycoalbumin)
  • Nutrient intake
  • Stress and mental health
  • Estimated risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease based on lifestyle
  • Ophthalmological examination
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Visceral fat
  • Bone mass



How the study is proceeding

Date Details
–March 2016 Participation in the baseline study (the baseline survey has concluded)
After 2016

Questionnaire survey by mail

A questionnaire several pages long entitled “A Follow-up Questionnaire on Your Health” will be sent to participants about once a year, and participants will be asked about their health. 

*The date the questionnaire is sent will differ depending on when a participant participated in the survey. 

2017 A detailed second survey began. 
Participants will be individually informed when the study schedule and details are decided.