Astudy of 689 land-based overseas Filipino workers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East found out that the common illnesses of women OFWs concern the reproductive health, while male workers suffer from cardiovascular, urinary, neurological and immune system.

The study, titled “Common Health Problems Among Overseas Filipino Workers [OFWs],” was conducted by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).