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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018
Study of Medical Morbidities among Bus Drivers of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation Division
Snehal Chavhan | Sanjay Kubde | Preeti Namdeo Pawar
Abstract: Research question: what are the medical morbidities among bus drivers of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation division. Study setting: Four bus depots of the M. S. R. T. C. division of Nagpur. Study design: Cross- sectional study Duration-July2015 up to December 2015. Methods: The interview technique was used as a tool for data collection. History taking & Detailed clinical examination included weight and height, measurement blood pressure (BP), random blood sugar level recording by using standard procedures and standardized instruments. Result: Total 400 bus drivers were studied. All were male.248 (62%) bus drivers were having musculoskeletal discomfort. Only 24 (6%) had elevated random blood sugar. Majority 205 (51.25%) study subjects were having hypertension.103 (25.75%) were pre-hypertensive. Prevalence of obesity was 27.25% (109 while 180 (45%) were having BMI within pre-obese category. Driving duration >20 years was significantly associated with musculoskeletal disorders (p<0.0001), hypertension (p<0.0001) and gastrointestinal disorders (p -0.0200). Driving distance of >300 km was significantly associated with musculoskeletal disorders (p-0.0106). Conclusion: Most common morbidity was musculoskeletal disorders, hypertension, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity and diabetes mellitus. Musculoskeletal discomfort was significantly related with duration of driving, daily driving distance (km). Hypertension was significantly related with duration of driving. Gastrointestinal disorders were significantly related with duration of driving.
Keywords: Bus drivers, Morbidity, Musculoskeletal disorder
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,
Pages: 403 - 410
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