Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Cotton Mill Industries Workers of the Miraj Taluka
Keywords:COPD, Cotton mill workers, Miraj Taluka, COPD Assessment test (CAT) score, PEFR..
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a preventable and treatable disease state characterised
by progressive airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.It includes two main conditions-1.Emphysema
2.Chronic bronchitis.These are associated with fixed airway obstruction.Patients with COPD complaints of
breathlessness,chest tightness,generalized weakness,fever & cough(with expectorations).
Materials & Methodology: Both male and female workers from cotton mill industries of Miraj Taluka
who were aged between 35-45 were included in this study.Data was collected using COPD Assessment test
(CAT) and PEFR.
Results: There were 54.17% workers who had a no obstruction with low impact of disease,30% workers
showed mild obstruction with moderate impact of disease,15.83% workers showed moderate obstruction and
high impact of COPD,and there were no workers who had severe obstruction of the airways.p value=0.1437
Conclusion: This study concluded that cotton mill industries of Miraj taluka showed that there were 54.17%
of workers with no obstruction of airways.There were prevalence of mild obstruction of COPD in 30% of
workers,moderate obstruction of COPD in the 15.83% of workers,also there were no workers with severe
obstruction of COPD.