Title

A case control study on the relationship of the duration of exposure to occupational health hazards and the manifestation of lifestyle-related diseases among tricycle drivers in Dasmarinas, Cavite

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Accidents, Occupational, Life Style, Drivers

Abstract

This study used analytic, observational, case-control design where randomly-selected tricycle drivers, ages 18-64 years old were interviewed, and parameters such as age, access to healthcare, lifestyle related diseases (cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems, and noise-induced hearing loss) using cluster sampling, and the duration of occupational driving (working hours per day, and years) were determined by survey questionnaires. Data was analysed using odds ratio, percentage, frequency, and mean. Based from the survey, the manifestation of cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and hearing loss have no significant relationship with the years working as tricycle driver and the hours working per day. There was no sufficient evidence of significant relationship between the number of years of occupational tricycle driving and manifestation of life-style related diseases among tricycle drives in Dasmarinas, Cavite.

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