Accepted paper:

A study of the Breathing problems among Silk Industry Workers in India.

Authors:

Ajeet Jaiswal (Pondicherry Central University)

Paper short abstract:

The main objective of the present study is to find out the factors associated with the deterioration of respiratory function among Silk Industry Workers.

Paper long abstract:

The main objective of the present study is to find out the factors associated with the deterioration of respiratory function among Silk Industry Workers. The sample consisted of 345 above the age of 20 years and 335 Non Silk Industry Workers of same area were studied. All the respondents were interviewed and measured Statistical analyses. Univariate analysis of the factors for symptomatic byssinosis showed that dusty worksites, heavy smoking and duration of work were significant. Logistic regression analysis showed that working in the scouring (odds ratio 12.6) and spinning, heavy smoking (odds ratio 14.6) and more than 10 years of service were independent significant risk factors.

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