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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

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Author(s): Y. Tanko | Y. Olakunle, A. Jimoh, A. Mohammed, A.D.T. Goji and K.Y. Musa

Journal: Asian Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 2040-8765

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Anthropometric | blood pressure | peak exploratory flow rate

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
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