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Document ID (ISN)56579
CIS number 91-1730
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ferreira L.L.
Title Be aware of diversity and work - A challenge for ergonomics
Original title Conhecer a diversidade e trabalhar com a flexibilidade: um desafio para a ergonomia [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information July-Dec. 1990, Vol.18, No.71, p.50-61. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract In order to help make appropriate ergonomic plans for the future Brazilian workforce, this article analyses anthropometric data based on 2 Brazilian surveys: one on 3,100 industrial workers in Rio de Janeiro (1988), the other on a representative sample of the whole Brazilian population (1975). Variables considered: height as a function of age, regional origin and race; height as a function of race and salary. Data of subsidiary interest include: calory and protein intake per person per day in Japan (1910-1980); height and weight as a function of age and socio-economic status in the State of São Paulo (Brazil), 1977-78; height as a function of age for boys, 5-17yrs old, Japan, in 1949 and 1979; selected comparative anthropometric data for the French, the Chinese, for Bantu workers, for industrial workers in Mexico and in Rio de Janeiro (1987-88).
Descriptors (primary) anthropometry; Brazil
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; Mexico; Japan; statistical trends; comparative study; Africa; nutrition; body weight; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Anthropometry
Ergonomics