International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part C (2020)

Risk factors associated with respiratory morbidity among puffed rice workers in an urban area of Davanagere city

Author(s): Muhammed Muntazeem G, Varadaraja Rao BA, Ajith Eti, Basanth Kumar Patil and Prakash Kengal
Abstract: Introduction: Occupational respiratory disease can be defined as an acute or chronic disorder that arises from the inhalation of air-borne agents in the work place. Puffed rice is a famous food item in Karnataka, which is produced in a cluster of small units.
Materials and Methods: A Cross sectional study was conducted among puffed rice workers in Bashanagar, urban field practice area of SSIMS & RC, Davanagere. From January to December 2017. The study population included 550 puffed rice unit workers.
Results: The prevalence of respiratory morbidity among the puffed rice workers in the present study was found to be 41.0%. Among them 51(9.2%) puffed rice workers reported Obstructive lung diseases and majority of the workers 175(31.8%) reported Restrictive pattern of lung diseases.
Conclusion: The risk of Respiratory morbidity was significantly associated with Age, gender, Education, duration of the work and type of work.
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How to cite this article:
Muhammed Muntazeem G, Varadaraja Rao BA, Ajith Eti, Basanth Kumar Patil, Prakash Kengal. Risk factors associated with respiratory morbidity among puffed rice workers in an urban area of Davanagere city. Int J Adv Community Med 2020;3(1):177-182. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2020.v3.i1c.134
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine