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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-66

Study of morbidity pattern in readymade denim factory workers in suburban slum of Maharashtra: A cross-sectional overview

1 Department of Community & Family Medicine, AIIMS, Raipur, India
2 Department of Community & Family Medicine, AIIMS, Bhopal, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, Grant Govt Medical College, Mumbai, India

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Sunil Kumar Panigrahi
Flat no 1 B, Block 5, Singapore city, Mohaba Bazar, Raipur
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2395-2113.251443

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Introduction: Clothes form indispensible trade in modern society & jeans clothes are among the clothes with highest demand among youth. Most of the times the jeans fabrics are made in some industries and then they are transported to different small scale industries to make readymade clothes. Mostly these small scale industries consist of small labour force mostly involved in cutting & making of readymade jeans clothes. Most of these industries are unorganised sectors. This study intends to assess morbidity patterns workers in one of such industries invoved in cutting & making of readymade jeans clothes. Objective: To assess the morbidity pattern among the workers. Material & Methods: It is a crossectional study conducted in one of the small factory producing readymade jeans clothes. The total number of workers included was 256. The objective of the study was to assess the morbidity among the workers. The study tool used was a pre validated &pretested questionnaire, which included their demographic characteristics, general & systemic examination. Results: Among all the 256 workers in the factories, highest number i.e. 136 (53.13%) were in 20-30 year age group followed by 68(26.56%) in 30-40 year age group, 24(9.38%) each in 10-20 years & 40-50 years age group and only 4(1.56%) were in 50-60 years of age group. All of them were males. Conclusion: The health needs of the people working in these industries are high due to significant co morbidities, long working hours, lack of health awareness regarding substance abuse and safe sexual practice.

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