Table 1

 Standardised hospitalisation ratios (SHRs) for selected diagnoses among male seafarers with at least three months employment in 1995 and men who had fishing as their most important employment in 1994

Diagnosis text and ICD-10 codeSeafarersFishermen
Observed numberSHR95% CIObserved numberSHR95% CI
Infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)599471 to 121988065 to 97
Neoplasms (C00–C97)162133114 to 155166125107 to 146
Endocrine and nutritional diseases (E00–E99)83278199 to 387488865 to 116
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)30310896 to 121353118106 to 131
    Ischaemic heart disease (I20–I25)868870 to 10811610890 to 130
        Myocardial infarction (I21)286644 to 95499973 to 130
    Varicose veins of lower extremities (I83)2210867 to 16338175124 to 240
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)15411598 to 13415311497 to 133
Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)331112101 to 125403129117 to 142
    Gastric or duodenal ulcer (K25–K27)179454 to 15037159112 to 219
    Gastritis and duodenitis (K29)23166105 to 24941248178 to 337
    Inguinal hernia (K40)84128102 to 158739776 to 122
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)2069079 to 104342144129 to 160
    Arthrosis of the hip (M16)97032 to 133118141 to 146
    Arthrosis of the knee (M17)1611767 to 19125159103 to 234
    Cervical disc disorders (M50)12217112 to 3791115979 to 285
    Lumbar disc disorders (M51)348156 to 11382174138 to 215
Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)1089881 to 1191149780 to 116
Injury and poisoning (S00–T99)467115105 to 126651171159 to 185
    Fractures (S02, S12, S22, S32, S42, S52, S62, S72, S82, S92, T02, T08, T10, T12)168132114 to 154227182159 to 207
    Internal injuries (S15–16, S25–27, S35–37, S45–46, S55–56, S65–66, S75–76, S85–86, S95–96)347652 to 1065212190 to 158
    Dislocation, sprain, and strain of joints and ligaments of knee (S83)408762 to 119439972 to 134
    Acute poisoning (T35–65, T96–T97)3613091 to 18049167124 to 221