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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 1)
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Effects of Wood Dust on Cardiopulmonary Functions and Anthropometric Parameters of Carpenters and Non-Carpenters in Sabon Gari Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Y. Tanko, Y. Olakunle, A. Jimoh, A. Mohammed, A.D.T. Goji and K.Y. Musa
Corresponding Author:  Yusuf Tanko 

Key words:  Anthropometric, blood pressure, peak exploratory flow rate, , , ,
Vol. 3 , (1): 43-46
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2010 November, 13 2010 December, 25 2011 February, 25
Abstract:

The aim of the study is to assess the blood pressure, pulse rate, peak expiratory flow rate, Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 sec (FEV1), and Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) of carpenters and non-carpenters in Sabon- Gari local government area, Zaria. Their Body Mass Index (BMI) and other anthropometric data were also obtained. 200 males between the ages of 18 and 35 were used for this research. 100 were carpenters and 100 were non carpenters. As regard to the pulse rate there was no significant change in the carpenters when compared with the non-carpenters. In relation to the systolic, diastolic and mean arterial blood pressure, there was a significant increase (p<0.05) in the carpenters when compared with the non-carpenters. Regarding the Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 sec (FEVI), (FEV1%), and peak expiratory flow rate, there was a significant decrease (p<0.05) in the carpenters when compared with the non-carpenters. Also, in the anthropometric parameters measured (height, weight, and BMI) there was no significant change in the carpenters when compared with the non-carpenters. In conclusion, the effect of wood dust on carpenters increases the arterial blood pressure, decreases the forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 sec and peak expiratory flow rate.
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Y. Tanko, Y. Olakunle, A. Jimoh, A. Mohammed, A.D.T. Goji and K.Y. Musa, 2011. Effects of Wood Dust on Cardiopulmonary Functions and Anthropometric Parameters of Carpenters and Non-Carpenters in Sabon Gari Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 3(1): 43-46.
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