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Document ID (ISN)104613
CIS number 06-63
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nguyen S.T., Quynh C.T.
Title Diseases of seafarers in Vietnam: Preliminary report
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.55, No.1/4, p.53-59. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Viet Nam; noise level; sea transport; ships; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) mental disorders; survey; functional digestive disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceViet Nam
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Noise