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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Respiratory signs and symptoms of a rural subpopulation in India: What do they tell us?

Meena Sehgal, Tanushree Gaine, Sayak Manna

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Darbari Seth Block, IHC Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Sumit Kumar Gautam

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd stage, Bangalore, India

Samresh Bhattacharjee

Child in Need Institute, Village Daulatpur, P.O.-Pailan, Via- Joka, India

Anand Krishnan

Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,India

Abstract

The study estimated the prevalence of chronic respiratory conditions among the cooks exposed to the burning of solid biomass cooking fuel. Questionnaire-based survey and lung function tests were administered to capture the self-reported respiratory health symptoms and lung health respectively. The estimated prevalence of chronic bronchitis was 3.14%, 4.84%, 7.09%, 10.91% for 26–35, 36–45, 46–55, 56–65 years age group respectively. Obstructive lung disease was observed in 5.4%, 4.6%, 7.1%, and 13.5% of respondents for age groups 26–35, 36–45, 46–55, 56–65 year respectively and 6% over all ages (p value < 0.05 for trend). Immediate actions are needed to reduce the pollution exposure of the rural populations by providing the clean cooking energy.

Biomass cooking; COPD; FEV1; FVC; Pulmonary function test

 

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https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.17312

Received: 28.08.2016

Accepted: 12.11.2016

First Online: 18.12. 2016

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.17312

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