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Document ID (ISN)109185
CIS number 09-95
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Oldenburg M., Jensen H.J., Latza U., Baur X.
Title Coronary risks among seafarers aboard German-flagged ships
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.81, No.6, p.735-741. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) coronary diseases; Germany; risk factors; sea transport; ships
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; older workers; smoking; blood pressure; frequency rates; blood sugar level; statistical evaluation; determination in blood; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Water transportation
Older workers