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Journal:   POLICE MEDICINE   SUMMER 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 2; Page(s) 111 To 122.
 
Paper: 

SURVEY OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH STATUS OF THE SELECTED MILITARY CENTERS, 2013

 
 
Author(s):  MASOUMBEIGI HOSSEIN, MAHMOUDI NOROUZ, SEPANDI MOJTABA, GHANIZADEH GHADER*
 
* HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ENGINEERING, HEALTH FACULTY, BAQIYATALLAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, I.R. IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Evaluating the environmental hygiene in military set-ting is very important because of the impact on the health status of employees. The aim of the study was to evaluate the environmental hygiene in military centers in 2014.
Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study the Method of census was conducted in 5 Military Centers. Data were collected through observation and assessing the environment and related existing documents, using 8 valid and reliable check lists including 504 questions. The total score of the check list was 1314. Data were analyzed with SPSS 17.
Results: The average score of environmental health status in the studied centers was calculated as 794.8 and considered as intermediate level. The highest and lowest difference score, based on the maxi-mum score, was calculated for centers number 3 and 2(56.5% and 66.3%, respectively). Considering the environmental scopes, the highest and lowest difference score was calculated in Solid Waste and restaurants (66.5% and 30.7%, respectively). The mean score of environmental health status in water, wastewater, food warehouse, plus zero fridge, minus zero fridge, kitchen, restaurant and public Places were calculated as follow, respectively: 63.8±3.57 (Intermediate), 32±11.95 (Non-desirable), 87.4±13.5 (Weak), 88.2±11.6 (Weak), 95.6±13.04 (Weak), 92±13.93 (Non-desirable), 160±28.36 (Intermediate), 113±16.25 (Intermediate), 64.41±12.8 (Intermediate).
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, although the average score of environmental health status was assessed as Inter-mediate, It is essential to dedicate adequate resources, pay attention to the health guide lines and to make decisions and follow applied and scientific strategies especially in waste management domain.

 
Keyword(s): ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH STATUS, MILITARY CENTERS, HEALTH OF WATER AND WASTEWATER, SOLID WASTE, STORAGE, FRIDGE
 
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