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Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2023)

Health risk behaviors: An assessment of the Co-occurrence of HRBs among footwear industry workers

Author(s):
Anjali Gairola and Dr. Deepa Vinay
Abstract:
Industrial health is crucial in determining productivity and the effects of work on health. Being physically and mentally well are both parts of being in good health. Although there is some element of danger associated with every human activity, the ratio differs for each activity. Socioeconomic disparities and behaviours that are connected to health necessitate additional research and analysis. The goal of the current study was to elucidate how socioeconomic and personal characteristics affected certain health-risk behaviours among those employed in the footwear business.
Methodology: In a nationally representative sample aged 25 to 59 years old (20,030 men and 21,076 women), the relationships between six risk behaviours (i.e., current smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, poor dietary habits, physical inactivity, stress and non-attendance of health checkups), individual characteristics (i.e., age, marital status, occupation and household income) and regional (N = 60) indicators (per capita income and unemployment rate) were examined by multilevel analysis.
Results: Frequency of tobacco consumption was higher in both the sectors in comparison to alcohol and smoking. Majority of the workers consumed alcohol once a week and did not wear seat belt while driving. No evidences of a link between these health risks behaviours and education has been notes but smoking was significantly negatively correlated to age. Alcohol consumption was found positively correlated with not wearing seat belt.
Conclusion: Health risk behaviours had a tendency of co-occurring and it becomes more risky. So it is important to mitigate such practices among workers to ensure a good quality life.
Pages: 1021-1026  |  247 Views  110 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Anjali Gairola, Dr. Deepa Vinay. Health risk behaviors: An assessment of the Co-occurrence of HRBs among footwear industry workers. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(2):1021-1026.

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