Santé respiratoire des femmes vendeuses de farines de manioc, maïs et soja à Lubumbashi, République démocratique du Congo [Respiratory health of women selling cassava, corn and soybean flour in Lumbumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo]

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F9698AB9C5F4
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Santé respiratoire des femmes vendeuses de farines de manioc, maïs et soja à Lubumbashi, République démocratique du Congo [Respiratory health of women selling cassava, corn and soybean flour in Lumbumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo]
Périodique
Medecine et santé tropicales
Auteur(s)
Ngombe Leon Kabamba, Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Mukena Christophe Nyembo, Ilunga Benjamin Kabyla, Okitotsho Stanislas Wembonyama, Sakatolo Jean Baptiste Kakoma, Danuser Brigitta, Numbi Oscar Luboya
ISSN
2261-2211 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2261-3684
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/02/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Numéro
1
Pages
67-72
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of respiratory complaints in Congolese women selling grain flours in Lubumbashi. The study enrolled 370 women, including 183 cassava, corn and soybean flour selling women (exposed group) and 187 tax collectors in municipal markets (control group) in Lubumbashi, DRC. A standardized respiratory health questionnaire was used, and a lung function test performed with the use of peak flow-meters. The prevalence of respiratory complaints was markedly higher in dust-exposed women than controls. In addition, peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) was significantly lower in the exposed group than in controls (342.46 ± 65.62 vs. 410.89 ± 70.91, respectively ; P<0.05). After adjustment for age and education level, women involved in cassava, corn and soybean flour selling business were more likely to develop respiratory complaints ad disorders as compared to controls.
Mots-clé
Adult, Cross-Sectional Studies, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dust, Female, Humans, Manihot, Middle Aged, Occupational Diseases/epidemiology, Occupational Exposure/adverse effects, Prevalence, Respiration Disorders/epidemiology, Soybeans, Zea mays, Lubumbashi, dust exposure, prevalence, respiratory complaints, women flour seller
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Web of science
Création de la notice
12/04/2018 17:32
Dernière modification de la notice
13/02/2019 17:36
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