Assessment of Socio-Demographic and Health Related Problems of Construction Workers Indulge in Building Industry in Central India
Keywords:Construction Workers, Building Industry, Central India
Introduction: Industrialization plays an important role for development of the country. Building construction
is one of the basic needs for overall developments. In India, Modernization, Industrialization and land
development are growing at high speed in most of the cities. Aims: assessment of socio-demographic and
health related problems of construction workers indulge in building industry in central india. Material
& Method: This cross-sectional type of analytical study was carried out by Department of Community
Medicine, Datta Meghe Medical College, Wanadongri, Nagpur. After approval from Institutional Ethics
Committee and concerned authorities at construction sites, the study was conducted on the workers employed
at construction sites in Wanadongri, Nagpur. Results: Socio-demographic Profile: Data was collected from
all 147 workers by interviewing them about various socio demographic and workplace factors. Out of 147
workers, majority i.e. 79 (53.74%) of workers belongs to 30-45 years age group, followed by 47 (31.97%)
of 15-30 years age group and rest i.e. 21 (14.29%) were more than 45 years. Morbidity Profile (Health
Problems): Morbidity profile revealed the average health problems workers were suffering from in past and
present. Musculoskeletal problems were most common health problem found most frequently (53.06%)
in workers. Conclusion: Study shows that working in construction place exposed the workers to various
factors that if not properly care, may adversely affect their health causing them losses in term of physical
injuries, financial constrain and socio-personally relations.
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