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Mechanical, Musculoskeletal Health Issues, and Morbidity Profile in Agricultural Workers: A Holistic Perspective

Shivashankari Pandirajan, Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, T Muthukumar

Keywords : Agricultural workers, Health hazards, Morbidity

Citation Information : Pandirajan S, Shrivastava SR, Muthukumar T. Mechanical, Musculoskeletal Health Issues, and Morbidity Profile in Agricultural Workers: A Holistic Perspective. 2022; 5 (4):88-91.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03142

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

The agricultural business employs a majority of the Indian population, but little attention is paid to their health requirements. The morbidities that develop in agricultural workers provide particular health challenges. The purpose of this review article is to narrate various health issues among agricultural workers, especially mechanical, biological, and musculoskeletal hazards. An extensive search of all materials related to the topic was done for 6 months in PubMed, WHO website, and Google Scholar search engines. Overall, 30 articles focusing on the different aspects of health hazards of agricultural workers were selected and analyzed. The agricultural workers tend to have multiple morbidities including a history of falls, low back ache, knee pain, and injuries due to animal bites. Poor health-seeking behavior and healthcare utilization were also common among agricultural workers. Health issues of agriculture workers are varied in nature like mechanical, physical, chemical, biological, psychosocial illness, etc. To address the health problems of the agricultural workers, a multifaceted strategy is required.


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