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Document ID (ISN)78070
CIS number 02-235
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Patel A., Wickramatillake H.
Title Analysis of injuries and diseases among Australian seafarers
Bibliographic information Feb. 1999, Vol.15, No.1, p.79-86. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Australia; sea transport; ships; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Europe; morbidity; functional digestive disorders; comparative study; musculoskeletal diseases; cohort study; frequency rates; respiratory diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation