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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1745-1751
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.199


Health Status of Women Workers Involved in Cashew Processing Units in Konkan Region of Maharashtra, India
Geetanjali Waikar1* and Suman Singh2
1SMS, Home Science, KVK, Lanja, Ratnagiri (M.S) and PhD scholar, FRM, COHSC, MPUAT, Udaipur, India
2Department of Resource Management and Consumer Science, COHSC, MPUAT,
Udaipur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is the largest producer of raw cashew nut contributing 20% of total global production. The production and productivity of cashew is highest in the state of Maharashtra. A sample of 120 women working in cashew processing units were selected for the present study from Raigad and Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra state belonging to age group 25 to 45 years having 5 years work experience. Physical fitness and health have a harmonious relationship and health of the working population denotes productivity of the nation and therefore knowledge of physical fitness and its application is of prime importance. Physical characteristics of subjects were assessed by recording age, height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), VO2 max and also recorded blood pressure of selected respondents. The mean age of all the women workers was 33.65 years, mean weight was 45.96 kg with 153.27 cm height. The mean of the VO2 max of the respondents was 36.98 and the Body Mass Index (BMI) was 19 which can be considered in normal category respectively.


Keywords: Health status, BMI, VO2 max, Blood Pressure
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Geetanjali Waikar and Suman Singh. 2018. Health Status of Women Workers Involved in Cashew Processing Units in Konkan Region of Maharashtra, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1745-1751. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.199