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Table 3 Chapters of diseases leading to permanent unfitness for work at sea in French seafarers

From: Medical unfitness for work at sea: causes and incidence rate over a 12-year period in France

Chapter of diseases Total Number of unfit seafarers/chapter of diseases Percentage
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 573 23,95%
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 384 16,05%
Mental and behavioural disorders 324 13,54%
Diseases of the circulatory system 278 11,16%
Diseases of the nervous system 186 7,77%
Neoplasms 90 3,70%
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 79 3,30%
Diseases of the digestive system 53 2,21%
Diseases of the ear and the mastoid process 41 1,70%
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified 35 1,46%
Diseases of the respiratory system 27 1,12%
Diseases of the eye and adnexa 25 1,04%
Diseases of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue 19 0,79%
Diseases of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue 11 0,45%
Unknown 267 11,16%