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Document ID (ISN)38935
CIS number 83-164
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hoiberg A.
Title Occupational stress and illness incidence
Bibliographic information June 1982, Vol.24, No.6, p.445-451. 14 ref.
Abstract The hospitalisation rates for 10 occupational stress-related illnesses were studied in 4 groups of 3 age-adjusted cohorts of naval workers divided into occupational classes in order to identify reasons for differences in health risks among occupations and career phases. The study covered an 11-year period and showed that hospital and catering workers had the highest health risk for stress-related illness during nearly all phases or decades of a naval career. High hospitalization rates were found among manufacturing, deck and engineering workers and low rates among electronics and clerical workers. Highest hospitalisation rates for stress-related disease were found in the highest-age cohort. Job stress scores were calculated, and high scores tended to be associated with increased illness.
Descriptors (primary) morbidity; sickness absenteeism; defence services; stress factors; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; occupation disease relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Water transportation
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces