|Document ID (ISN)||109185|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Oldenburg M., Jensen H.J., Latza U., Baur X.
||Coronary risks among seafarers aboard German-flagged ships
||May 2008, Vol.81, No.6, p.735-741. Illus. 27 ref.
||The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the prevalence of coronary risk factors among male seafarers on vessels sailing under the German flag and to assess their risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Data were collected from 161 participants by means of interviews, blood sampling and blood pressure measurements. In the total sample, 55 seamen (34.2%) had at least three CHD risk factors. The most prominent risk factors were hypertension (49.7%), high triglycerides (41.6%), older age (39.8%) and smoking (37.3%). Compared with non-Europeans, European seafarers were significantly more likely to have more than three CHD risk factors after adjusting for age (OR 2.4). German seamen showed a similar predicted 10-year CHD risk as the German population working ashore. Other findings are discussed.
||coronary diseases; Germany; risk factors; sea transport; ships
||race-linked differences; older workers; smoking; blood pressure; frequency rates; blood sugar level; statistical evaluation; determination in blood; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology