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Gender Differences in Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Agricultural Workers
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 Title & Authors
Gender Differences in Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Agricultural Workers
Kim, Yu-Chang; Shin, Yong-Seok;
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 Abstract
Objective: The aim of this paper is to survey the gender differences Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among agriculture workers. Background: The number of occupational injuries has been decreasing trend in Korea, but it has been increasing in agriculture. The ratio of women worker shows steady increasing trend among the agricultural worker in Korea. Method: This study investigated through the questionnaire to 358 agricultural workers who are working for agriculture located in Gyeongnam, Gyeongbuk and Jeju. Results: The task types occurring frequently and the weight of a heavy object handled according to the sex were showed statistically significant difference. The estimation of WMSDs patients by sex appeared statistically very significant difference. Conclusion: The prevalence rate of WMSDs in female was about 21 percent higher than the prevalence rate of WMSDs in male. Application: The result of this study will help improvement of work environment and prevention of WMSDs in agricultural work.
 Keywords
WMSDs;Agriculture;Survey;Gender Differences;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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과수 및 채소류 재배 농업인의 근골격계질환 특성 조사,이인석;김지혜;

한국안전학회지, 2012. vol.27. 6, pp.144-150
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농업인 근골격계질환,이철갑;

대한의사협회지, 2012. vol.55. 11, pp.1054-1062 crossref(new window)
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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in Korean farmers, Journal of the Korean Medical Association, 2012, 55, 11, 1054  crossref(new windwow)
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