|Document ID (ISN)||104613|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
|Convention or series no.
||Nguyen S.T., Quynh C.T.
||Diseases of seafarers in Vietnam: Preliminary report
||2004, Vol.55, No.1/4, p.53-59. 10 ref.
||This article describes the results of a survey of the prevalence of diseases among Vietnamese seafarers in 2000-2001. Medical examinations were carried out in a group of 450 seafarers and in a control group of 650 shore workers. Noise levels were also measured on 152 ships in port and 144 ships at sea. Compared to the control group, the seafarers recorded more cases of mental and behavioural disorders and diseases of the digestive system. Shore workers recorded more cases of diseases of the eyes and of the genitourinary system. High noise levels were recorded and individual hearing protection was lacking. Noise was considered to be an important work-related exposure for these seafarers.
||Viet Nam; noise level; sea transport; ships; morbidity
||mental disorders; survey; functional digestive disorders
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Viet Nam|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology