Industrial Health
Online ISSN : 1880-8026
Print ISSN : 0019-8366
Aerobic Capacity of the Brick-field Workers in Eastern India
Satipati CHATTERJEEKumar MITRAAmalendu SAMANTA
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1994 Volume 32 Issue 2 Pages 79-84

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Forty two male brick-field workers of two age groups, viz. 20-29 and 30-39 yrs were studied with a view to determine their aerobic capacity (VO2max). The average values of VO2max in l.min-1 showed only small change between the young and the aged groups, but the values of the V02max in ml.kg.-1min-1 showed significant difference between the groups due to body weight increase in the aged group. The aerobic capacity of the workers, engaged in heavy manual work such as puddlers and load carriers were found to be comparatively higher and a positive significant relationship has been established between the aerobic capacity and different occupations in the brick-field workers.

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