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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (164) Last page : (168)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2829

Health Status of Stone Workers: A Atudy in the Davanagere District of Karnataka State

Ravi Y.*, M. L. Revanna, Vijayalakshmi, D. and Usha Ravindra
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore-560065
University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560065, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: raviraj2219@yahoo.com
Received: 11.04.2017  |  Revised: 23.04.2017   |  Accepted: 24.04.2017  


The present study aimed at assessing the health status of the stone cutters at Davanagere district of Karnataka state.The study was conducted at Davanagere district of Karnataka state. One hundred and twenty subjects of both genders were divided into male (n=60) and female (n=60) groups. A well-structured questionnaire was framed to gather the information on health status was assessed by through clinical examination, haemoglobin test and morbidity status. The data was collected through personal interview and observation of respondents at work place. The findings revealed that the mean haemoglobin level for the male subjects was 12.5g/dl and female subject was 9.6g/dl. The hemoglobin level was found to be deficient in majority of female workers. The Clinical symptoms observed in male and female subjects were found to have high percentage of (83.3 and 78.3%) dry and rough skin followed by dry and rough hair (81.3 and 85.0%) while discoloured teeth recorded maximum numbers of subjects showing at 51.7 and 56.7 per cent respectively. Overall more number of female workers had nutritional and health problems compared to male workers. It is therefore an urgent need on the part of the policy makers to take effective steps to better the condition of female in stone cutters not only to improve their condition but also to make effective contribution to the society.

Key words: Morbidity, Clinical Examination, Haemoglobin Level, Stone Cutter.

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Cite this article: Ravi, Y., Revanna, M.L., Vijayalakshmi, D. and Ravindra, U., Health Status of Stone Workers: A Atudy in the Davanagere District of Karnataka State, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 164-168 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2829