Industrial ocular morbidity in a North Indian town.
A study on industrial ocular morbidity was carried out in 6 industrial establishments at Saharanpur.
The mean age of the respondents was 35.3 years. 58.2% were regular floor staff. 10.6% professed suffering from an industrial ocular injury. 60% of these injuries were sustained by ocular metallic trauma. 51.9% complained of ocular symptoms at the time of the survey.
The frequency of ocular complaints increased with age.
The point prevalence of ocular morbidity was 746.03/1000 industrial workers.
Refractive errors were the commonest ocular condition (56.7%) observed, followed by Trachoma (32.6%). The highest prevalence of morbidity was recorded among workers above 44 years.
Clerical and managerial personnel had higher prevalence compared to other jobs.
Only 3.6% of the floor workers were using protective devices while on the job.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Oeil, Accident travail, Industrie, Morbidité, Homme, Inde, Asie, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Eye, Occupational accident, Industry, Morbidity, Human, India, Asia, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0203309
Code Inist : 002B16C. Création : 16/11/1999.