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Document ID (ISN)48193
CIS number 87-896
ISSN - Serial title Japanese Journal of Public Health
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kobayashi F., Watanabe T.
Title Study of the health and living conditions of day labourers - analysis of 5 years of health examination records
Original title Hiyatoi rōdōsha no seikatsu to kenkō ni tsuite - 5-nenkan no kenshin kiroku no bunseki [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1986, Vol.33, No.12, p.761-768. 10 ref.
Abstract Every winter, especially before and after the New Year, more than 100 day-labourers are compelled to sleep outdoors around Nagoya station owing to the scarcity of jobs. Their age distribution peaks in their forties, and the percentage of men above sixty is very low. As job opportunities decrease, their living conditions become worse. Almost none of them have joined a health insurance programme. The following are considered to be their most important health problems: (1) trauma and other musculoskeletal diseases caused by heavy muscular work; (2) diseases such as tuberculosis, exaggerated by malnutrition or bad living conditions; (3) alcoholic liver disease or other alcohol-related diseases. These results suggest the necessity of more comprehensive and more effective policies.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; day labour; unemployment; conditions of work; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) tuberculosis; nutrition; heavy work; alcoholism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Unemployment
Alcohol and drug abuse
Nutrition