PATTERNS OF MORBIDITY IN EMPLOYEES OF SOME OF NASIRIYA MAJOR FACTORIES
AbstractIntroduction: It is well known that occupation environment can have a negative impact on health. From academic point of view, it is mandatory to carry out descriptive and analytical scientific research extensively to provide the required knowledge to form efficient database that helps the occupational healthcare service suppliers to conduct the activities of occupational healthcare services aiming at achieving the objectives of occupational health. This is the “Why” of this study. Method: A sample, from the staff/ employees of two major factories in Nasriya City, were interviewed. They answered a questionnaire about their health status. Results: Frequency tables and descriptive statistics were obtained. Prevalence rates were compared according, to the type of work, to each other. Conclusions: some patterns of morbidity were found to be statistically significantly associated with the type of job of the employees/ staff.
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