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Document ID (ISN)112067
CIS number 11-0636
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zytoon M.A.
Title Occupational injuries and health problems in the Egyptian Mediterranean fisheries
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.50, p.113-122. Illus. 25 ref.
Internet access Occupational_injuries.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to explore and identify the types and causes of occupational accidents and diseases in the Egyptian marine fishing sector. A cross-sectional sample of 686 fishermen in an Egyptian port were interviewed for collecting relevant data. A logistic regression analysis was performed to study the significance of the association of some factors, such as age, experience, education and fishing gear with the occurrence of injuries and illnesses. Findings show that the Egyptian fishing sector involves many hazardous work conditions and practices that result in high injury, morbidity and mortality rates. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Egypt; occupational diseases; fishing; occupational accidents; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) experience; cross-sectional study; statistical evaluation; male workers; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Risk evaluation