Health Risks in Naval Occupations: An Overview.
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The diagnostic categories with the highest incidence rates Navy-wide were Accidents, Poisonings and Violence, Respiratory Disease, and Mental Disorders. Mental Disorders were responsible for a disproportionate number of noneffective days. A number of occupations were tentatively identified as high risk Hospital Corpsman and Dental Technician health care Boatswains Mate and Aviation Boatswains Mate boat or aircraft handling Steelworker, Equipment Operator, and Builder construction Boiler Technician and Engineman marine engineering Aviation Ordnanceman and Gunners Mate ordnance Ships Serviceman services, and Hull Maintenance Technician ship maintenance. The cohort study provided unique disease profiles for high risk occupations for example, Hospital Corpsmen incurred high rates of InfectiveParasitic Disease and Mental Disorders while Boiler Technicians had high rates of Circulatory and Nervous SystemSense Organ Diseases.
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