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Document ID (ISN)104612
CIS number 06-62
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hisamune S., Ehara M., Muramatsu S., Sano Y., Shoda M., Kawashima H.
Title Overview of the diseases incidence among seafarers in Japan in 1968-2000: General trends
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.55, No.1/4, p.31-38. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract This article analyses data on the number of diseases resulting in a loss of working time of three days or more and serious diseases resulting in death among seafarers employed on Japanese merchant ships, fishing vessels and other types of ships between 1986 and 2000. Over 50,000 such cases were recorded. Results indicate that regardless of the type of vessel, the work performed and age, the disease incidence rate decreased during the 15-year period, although the rate was still higher than in the general Japanese working population. It is recommended that preventive interventions should be directed at positive changes in seamen's lifestyle along with first aid training and the provision of basic health services on board ship.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; sea transport; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) age-linked differences; statistical trends
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Water transportation