Volume : 3
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2581-4222
Print ISSN : 2581-4214
Article First Page : 41
Article End Page : 43
Background: There are very less studies that have evaluated the respiratory health troubles with the police employees in India. The aim of present study is to measure the occurrence of the respiratory morbidities in the police personnel in Bhuj district and also to evaluate the factors which are associated with the respiratory problems among them.
Methodology: The present study was performed at four traffic police stations in Kutch district, which were selected randomly and incorporated in the research. The individuals with the previous history of asthma, TB, COPD, surgeries, cardiac failure and chest injuries were debarred as of the research. All the persons satisfying the addition protocols were incorporated in the study.
Results: Chronic cough was observed among 6% of the personnel. Chief problem with the participants originates to be phlegm. Frequent wheezing was reported in 10% and chronic wheezing in 4%. Grade 1 dyspnoea was found in 18% of total subject and grade 2 was reported in 9% of total individuals.
Conclusions: Frequency of the respiratory illness in police personnel in the Kutch district was elevated contrast to the common inhabitants.
Keywords: COPD; Phlegm; Respiratory; TB.