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HEALTH STATUS OF WOMEN EMPLOYED IN UNORGANIZED AND SELF-EMPLOYED SECTOR

Article Id: ARCC5265 | Page : 226-228
Citation :- HEALTH STATUS OF WOMEN EMPLOYED IN UNORGANIZED AND SELF-EMPLOYED SECTOR.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2007.(26):226-228
S. R. Ranjwan and J.P. Zend
Address : College of Home Science Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani- 431 402, India

Abstract

Physical fitness of 110 women engaged in unorganized and self employed sector such as construction work. Brick making, domestic work, tailoring and pottery was assessed by step-test method. It was found that physical fitness and Body Mass index of the majority of subjects was below average in all occupational groups. Aerobic capacity of majority of workers was good but it was found to be decreased as per the age. Musculo skeletal complaints were highest among brick makers followed by pottery workers and construction workers. The attitude of women construction workers towards job was negative whereas other workers were in the state of neither liked nor disliked except tailors who had expressed favourableness at moderate level.

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