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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 1
Study of tuberculosis associated workplace risk factors among coal miners

Aima Iram Batool, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Fayyaz Ur Rehman, Naima Huma Naveed, Iram Inayat, Asma Noreen, Humaira Jabeen, Hakim Bibi, Fareeha Idress and Areesha Khanum

Workplace screening of infectious diseases acts as the keystone in working environment in order to combat the associated risks. Present study was carried out to pin point risk factors associated with TB burden among coal workers, who live and work in hostile conditions conducive for spread of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Chromatographic immunoassay technique was to diagnose disease. Standard questionnaire was used to obtain information regarding working conditions, living conditions and demography. Coal mining sites were acting as hot spots for dispersion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (OR= 12.171), being migrant (OR=15.282), improper sneezing and coughing (OR=5.554), sharing of utensils (OR=5.554), single room for more than four workers (OR=6.451), inadequate ventilation (OR=3.276), prolonged working time (OR=8.290) and poor sanitary facilities (OR=8.171). Poor diet (OR=3.257), use of alcohol (OR=3.691), cigarettes (OR=8.122) and poor personal hygiene (OR=6.137) were also aggravating the problem. Coal mines play significant role in spreading and sustaining the tuberculosis epidemic.
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How to cite this article:
Aima Iram Batool, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Fayyaz Ur Rehman, Naima Huma Naveed, Iram Inayat, Asma Noreen, Humaira Jabeen, Hakim Bibi, Fareeha Idress, Areesha Khanum. Study of tuberculosis associated workplace risk factors among coal miners. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(1):609-614.
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