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Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Medknow Publications
ISSN: 0973-2284
EISSN: 0973-2284
Vol. 9, No. 3, 2005, pp. 115-117
Bioline Code: oe05026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2005, pp. 115-117

 en Assessment of health profile of daily wage labourers
Gurav RB, Kartikeyan S, Wayal R, Joshi SD


A cross-sectional study conducted in Thane district (Maharashtra) on 172 males and 116 females daily wage labourers revealed that none of them had access to occupational health services or any type of social security. Nearly one-third of the participants were 26-40 years old. The average number of health problems per participant was 1.22. Nearly two-thirds of the workers had musculo-skeletal problems, while 11.46% had various dermatological problems. These labourers were working in diverse environments and the nature of their jobs was always changing. Hence, it was not possible to pin point the causes of their health problems.

Daily wage workers, Health problems, Migrant workers, Unorganized sector

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