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Document ID (ISN)42200
CIS number 84-1188
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Melhado J.C., Dine J.M., Rosa A.A.P., De Seabra Santos M.T.R., Vaisman M.
Title The influence of nutrition on the productivity of public utility labourers in Rio de Janeiro
Original title Influência do estado nutricional na produtividade de trabalhadores da construção civil no município do Rio de Janeiro [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1983, Vol.11, No.44, p.43-49. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract An attempt at explaining why there is a significant increase in accident rates among Brazilian labourers between 9-11am. The hypothesis is stated that accident proneness is caused by hypoglycaemia in the workers due to little or no breakfast. Interviews and physical examinations of 320 randomly chosen workers confirmed the low levels of food intake: 58 workers had no breakfast at all, 144 had only coffee (with or without bread). The average calorie intake in the morning was 134.62, against the recommended 600cal for manual workers. 20% of the workers had glucose levels in their blood of <80mg%.
Descriptors (primary) nutrition; dietary errors; civil engineering; blood sugar level; accident proneness
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; time of accident; heavy work; Brazil
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Construction industry and civil engineering
Psychological factors
Nutrition