Health risks of diving among U.S. Navy officers

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Title: Health risks of diving among U.S. Navy officers
Author: Hoiberg, A; Blood, C
Abstract: The objectives were to compare hospitalization, medical board, and mortality rates of diving-related disorders and stress-induced diseases between U.S. Navy male diving officers (n = 1977) and a matched sample of nondiving officers (n = 1973). Less experienced diving officers had significantly higher hospitalization rates than more experienced diving officers for total admissions, stress-related disorders (primarily alcoholism), and cardiovascular disease. Diving officers had significantly higher hospitalization rates than controls for nervous system diseases and joint disorders; none of these hospitalized diving officers had a recorded incident of decompression sickness. To ensure the safety and overall excellent health status of diving officers, it is necessary to promote and continue adherence to the procedures developed for safe diving in the U.S. Navy diving community. Administrative Personnel Adult Comparative Study Diving/*adverse effects Hospitalization Human Male *Military Personnel Naval Medicine Occupational Diseases/*epidemiology Stress, Psychological/epidemiology Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. United States
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: PMID: 3727185
http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3060
Date: 1986

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  • Undersea Biomedical Research Journal
    The Undersea Baromedical Research journal was published by the Undersea Medical Society, Inc. (now the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) quarterly from 1974 to 1992 when the name changed to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal.
  • Naval Medical Reports and Statistics
    These are publications and reports by the US Navy.

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