Table 4

Reasons why competent authorities (n = 48) conduct hygiene inspections on passenger ships

Inspection frequency

National voyage

International voyage


Yes

%

Yes

%


Outbreak investigation

36

75.0%

34

70.8%

Complaints investigation

31

64.6%

39

81.3%


Certificate issuing

28

58.3%

28

58.3%

Routine programme

19

39.6%

26

54.2%

Other*

2

4.2%

5

10.4%


* every year before the summer season, before Christmas, before Easter holidays

Mouchtouri et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:122   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-122

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