Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Problems among Sugarcane Workers in Uttar Pradesh
( Vol-4,Issue-7,July 2017 )

Sushma Gangwar, Seema Kwatra


Musculoskeletal disorders, posture, discomfort, pain.


Agricultural work in both developed and in developing countries continues to be one of the most hazardous occupations. India is primarily an agrarian economy as farming is one of the most important occupations in the country. Many risk factors are associated with the development of musculoskeletal disorders are common in agricultural tasks. Thus in the present study an attempt has been made to analyze the prevalence of MSDs among sugarcane workers of Bareilly District, UP. A total sample size of 60 farm workers was taken for data using purposive and random sampling without replacement. Due to long working hours, awkward body postures, repetitive work and physical load there exist a high prevalence of physiological discomforts among sugarcane workers engaged in sugarcane sowing and harvesting both the activities are associated with MSD most dominated in neck,upperarm and low back . The above investigation revealed that the workers suffered from pain and discomforts more in neck ,upper arm,and low back.

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