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Document ID (ISN)69222
CIS number 97-1036
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morales Suárez-Varela M.M., et al.
Title Tobacco and alcohol consumption as health risk factors in seafarers
Original title Hábito tabáquico y alcohólico como factores de riesgo del estado de salud de los trabajadores del mar [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.43, No.168, p.27-36. 29 ref.
Abstract An epidemiologic study based on information obtained from 707 clinical histories of seafarers from Valencia, Spain, was conducted in order to investigate tobacco and alcohol consumption and its relationship to health conditions in this population of workers. It was found that tobacco and alcohol consumption was higher than in the population of both the Community of Valencia and Spain and this habit plays an important role in the development of pathologies. Tables included. (Summary in English).
Descriptors (primary) alcoholism; sea transport; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) health hazards; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Water transportation
Alcohol and drug abuse