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ANTHROPOLOGICAL REVIEW ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH FUNCTION AND FEMALE TEXTILE WORKER OF INDIA
India has been manufacturing hub for the textile industry since time of the harappa civilization. It has been playing a great role in terms of employment generation and sharing of GDP to economy after agricultural sector in contemporary india,nonetheless we can't shut on's eyes that the occupational hazardous effect it creates to the life of textile worker in general and female worker in particular. Reduction of respiratory function among textile workers in textile industry has been observed since 1970s. An contaminant of raw cotton fibre and cotton dust , has been proposed as an affecting agent that may deteriorate the respiratory function. An anthropological review has been attempted to find factors associated with the deterioration of respiratory functon among female textile workers. Th sample consisted of 243 men above age of 20 years who had worked for atlast 3 month years in textile factory and 235 female non textile workers of ame area studies. This epidemiological study were studied by pretested qusstionnaire to respondents regarding to gather information regarding chest symptops certain personal chracteristics and personal history.Univariate analysis of the factors for respiratory problem showed that dusty worksites, heavy smoking and duration of service years were significant. Logistic regression analysis showed that working in the scouring,spinning,and weaving sections,heavy smoking and more than 10 years of service were independant signifacnt factors. Efforts to reduce dust levels in the working environment and to discourage smoking among textile workers need to be strengthened to minimize the risk of developing byssinosis.