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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39-45

Health profile of lock factory workers in Aligarh.


Deptt of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh

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M A Hassan
Deptt of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh

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In order to assess the health problems and its relationship to the nature of work of lock factory workers, a field based cross sectional study was carried out in sixty randomly selected lock factories in urban industrial areas of Aligarh city. Nine hundred fifty seven lock factory workers were included in the study out of them 45.7 percent were found to be suffering from one or more than one diseases. Detailed study of the workers showed that 73.05 percent were suffering from respiratory tract diseases, a majority of them having upper respiratory tract infection. Diseases showed a definite trend either increasing (Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema etc) or decreasing (upper respiratory tract infection, Bronchial asthma, Injuries & accidents), according to the age and duration of work. Polishing & filing appeared to be the most hazardous type of the work as shown in the proportion of chest diseases, (56.6%) & (38.3%) in polishing & filling workers respectively.


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