Japanese society is aging, and daily life is carried out under stressful conditions. Therefore, the number of patients with
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has increased to the same level as in Europe and United States. Therefore, in this study, we
report on a self-administered questionnaire survey that asked questions about GERD at the annual resident health examination in
Yakumo Town, Hokkaido, Japan, where there is almost no population movement. Participants were 151 males and 221 females. As
a result, males had statistically significantly lower values for the question (Do you lie down immediately after eating?) than females.
It was also found that males in their 50s complain of GERD symptoms statistically significantly more than females in their 50s. It
was also found that males complain of GERD in their 50s compared to those in their 60s and 70s. In the future, it will be necessary
to check eating habits and dietary content.
Keywords: Healthy Elderly People; Questionnaire Survey; Gerd; Residents’ Health Examination