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Illness episodes and A-bomb exposure: a study of absenteeism among Nagasaki Mitsubishi Shipyard workers

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Abstract

With rate, frequency, and length of absence as indices, a study of the relation between A-bomb exposure and health status was conducted among male workers of the Nagasaki Mitsubishi Shipyard. The following results were obtained: absence rate of the group located 0 to 1999 m from the hypocenter was approximately 0.20 which is practically the same as the rates of the other comparison groups. Within the 0 to 1999 m group, the absence rate of the group with symptoms was higher than that of the group without symptoms. This was not statistically significant, and was ascribed to the effect of absence proneness in the group with symptoms. The absence rate showed a tendency to increase gradually with exposure dose. Within the 0 to 1999 m group, the hospitalization rate of the group with symptoms was significantly lower than that of the group without symptoms. The absence rate for diseases of the digestive system was high among those located 3000 to 3999 m from the hypocenter as well as those not in the city ATB, but in the 0 to 1000 m group the rate was high for diseases of the respiratory system. Between the 3 comparison groups no marked difference  More>>
Publication Date:
Jan 23, 1963
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ABCC-02-63
Reference Number:
EDB-84-057926
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; A-BOMB SURVIVORS; DELAYED RADIATION EFFECTS; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISEASES; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; INDUSTRY; MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE; NAGASAKI; PERSONNEL; RADIATION HAZARDS; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES; ASIA; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; DISEASES; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; JAPAN; POPULATIONS; RADIATION EFFECTS; SURVEILLANCE; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 560161 - Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology- Man
OSTI ID:
5175007
Research Organizations:
Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Nagasaki (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese and English
Contract Number:
AC01-76EV03081
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE84008102
Availability:
NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 25
Announcement Date:
Apr 01, 1984

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Citation Formats

Komatsu, Teizo, Hashimoto, Takeaki, Onishi, Shigeyuki, and Fujisawa, Hideo. Illness episodes and A-bomb exposure: a study of absenteeism among Nagasaki Mitsubishi Shipyard workers. Japan: N. p., 1963. Web.
Komatsu, Teizo, Hashimoto, Takeaki, Onishi, Shigeyuki, & Fujisawa, Hideo. Illness episodes and A-bomb exposure: a study of absenteeism among Nagasaki Mitsubishi Shipyard workers. Japan.
Komatsu, Teizo, Hashimoto, Takeaki, Onishi, Shigeyuki, and Fujisawa, Hideo. 1963. "Illness episodes and A-bomb exposure: a study of absenteeism among Nagasaki Mitsubishi Shipyard workers." Japan.
@misc{etde_5175007,
title = {Illness episodes and A-bomb exposure: a study of absenteeism among Nagasaki Mitsubishi Shipyard workers}
author = {Komatsu, Teizo, Hashimoto, Takeaki, Onishi, Shigeyuki, and Fujisawa, Hideo}
abstractNote = {With rate, frequency, and length of absence as indices, a study of the relation between A-bomb exposure and health status was conducted among male workers of the Nagasaki Mitsubishi Shipyard. The following results were obtained: absence rate of the group located 0 to 1999 m from the hypocenter was approximately 0.20 which is practically the same as the rates of the other comparison groups. Within the 0 to 1999 m group, the absence rate of the group with symptoms was higher than that of the group without symptoms. This was not statistically significant, and was ascribed to the effect of absence proneness in the group with symptoms. The absence rate showed a tendency to increase gradually with exposure dose. Within the 0 to 1999 m group, the hospitalization rate of the group with symptoms was significantly lower than that of the group without symptoms. The absence rate for diseases of the digestive system was high among those located 3000 to 3999 m from the hypocenter as well as those not in the city ATB, but in the 0 to 1000 m group the rate was high for diseases of the respiratory system. Between the 3 comparison groups no marked difference was noted in the prevalence rate of diseases which are possibly related to radiation. Of the 52 individuals who had been absent from duty 4 or more days on account of illness during the 2-year period at the Nagasaki Mitsubishi Shipyard, corresponding findings were recorded at the ABCC clinic for 25 (48.1%). 9 references, 2 figures, 18 tables.}
place = {Japan}
year = {1963}
month = {Jan}
}