Work-Related Respiratory Symptoms among Cement Sellers in a Semi-Rural Community in South-South Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2018.32920

Keywords:

Knowledge, Prevalence, Respiratory Problems, Hazards, Preventive Measures.

Abstract

Introduction: Millions of people are working in a dusty environment generated by cement production, sale and use. The chronic exposure to this dusty environment causes respiratory symptoms in those chronically exposed to it including those directly working in the cement plant or sale outlet and neighbouring homes and individuals.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and prevalence of respiratory symptoms and to determine the preventive measures put in place by these sellers.

Methodology: A total of 118 cement sellers were sampled using a self-administered questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using statistical package for scientific solution (SPSS) version 20. Cluster sampling technique was utilized in the selected of participants. Statistical significance was set at P less than 0.05.

Result: Findings from this study showed that the majority of respondents had good knowledge of respiratory problems associated with cement dust. Catarrh and cough were the most prevalent respiratory symptoms among respondents. PPE’s were the most utilized protective measure.

Conclusion: The majority of respondents had good knowledge of respiratory symptoms. Catarrh and cough were the prevalent symptoms among respondents and nose mask was the most PPE used as protective measures.

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Published

2018-11-05

How to Cite

Work-Related Respiratory Symptoms among Cement Sellers in a Semi-Rural Community in South-South Nigeria. (2018). International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (IJASRE), ISSN:2454-8006, DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE, 4(11), 77–82. https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2018.32920