|Document ID (ISN)||78070|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Patel A., Wickramatillake H.
||Analysis of injuries and diseases among Australian seafarers
||Feb. 1999, Vol.15, No.1, p.79-86. Illus. 24 ref.
||The aim of this retrospective study was to examine and analyse the morbidity pattern of Australian merchant seafarers between 1986 and 1996 in comparison with those patterns demonstrated in European studies and with the general Australian population for the years 1989 and 1995. Australian merchant seafarers had more injuries in 1995 than the general population with a Morbidity Ratio (MR) of 1.3 but had a lower disease incidence. There were also relatively high rates of respiratory, digestive and musculoskeletal system diseases, similar to those demonstrated in European studies. These rates could be due to the lifestyle on board and/or the work performed.
||occupational accidents; Australia; sea transport; ships; occupational diseases
||Europe; morbidity; functional digestive disorders; comparative study; musculoskeletal diseases; cohort study; frequency rates; respiratory diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations