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Morbidity patterns among the welders of eastern Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, November 2016
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Title
Morbidity patterns among the welders of eastern Nepal: a cross-sectional study
Published in
Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40557-016-0151-y
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Authors

Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Suman Bahadur Singh, Surya Raj Niraula, Paras K. Pokharel

Abstract

Welding process has many hazards that the welders are exposed to resulting in numbers of health effects and diseases. Safety measures and practices among welders are important ways of preventing or reducing the health hazards associated with this occupation. We conducted this study to find out the morbidity patterns among the welders working in eastern Nepal. A cross sectional study was conducted among 300 welders using semi structured questionnaire. Morbidity categories were classified based on symptoms experienced in past 6 months. All the welders learned welding by apprenticeship, without any formal health and safety training. Injury was the most common problem at work followed by skin problems and eye symptoms. Age of the welders, duration of employment & welding hours per day were associated with the morbidities among the welders. There is a need for occupational health services for welders in Nepal. While further research may be required to make policy recommendations, the current study provides a baseline morbidity burden among these welders to look for interventions to promote health and safety at work for this neglected group of workers in Nepal.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 19%
Student > Master 7 15%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Other 3 6%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 13 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 33%
Environmental Science 6 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 16 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 June 2018.
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#2,785,602
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#23
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#2
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