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Anthropometry of Female Agricultural Workers of Madhya Pradesh

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP271    | Article Id: BKAP271 | Page : 7-17
Citation :- Anthropometry of Female Agricultural Workers of Madhya Pradesh.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2021.(36):7-17
R.R. Potdar, K.N. Agrawal, Prabhakar Shukla, Bikram Jyoti  prabhakarshukla05@gmail.com
Address : ICAR- Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Nabibagh, Bhopal-462 038, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 8-05-2021
Accepted Date : 16-06-2021

Abstract

Most of the agricultural operations in India are performed manually with hand tools and equipment by female agricultural workers. This prompted designers to use female anthropometric data in designing of farm equipment and workplaces in order to reduce drudgery, to enhance safety, to improve performance, productivity and efficiency. A study was conducted to collect the anthropometric data of selected 30 female agricultural workers in the age group of 22-54 years from Madhya Pradesh state. For design of agricultural tools, equipment and workplaces the important, thirty eight body dimensions including weight were identified and measured. The values of mean, standard deviation (SD), minimum, maximum, coefficient of variation (CV) and 1st, 5th, 50th, 95th and 99th percentile values were calculated of selected body dimensions. The mean weight and stature of female agricultural workers were found to be 53 kg and 1536 mm, respectively. A large variation in anthropometric dimensions in the anthropometric data of female farm workers of different states of India and other countries was observed. Pearson correlation coefficients (PCC) were calculated among selected anthropometric dimensions of subjects. The correlation coefficients of measured data varied from 0.65-0.98.

Keywords

Anthropometry Body measurements Farm equipment Female agricultural worker Percentile

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