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Document ID (ISN)59838
CIS number 93-520
ISSN - Serial title 0030-0632 - Boletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Uribe Vásquez G., Ramírez Rodríguez J.C., Romero Lima L.G., Gutiérrez de la Torre N.C.
Title Workers' health in four groups of women in Guadalajara, Mexico
Original title El trabajo femenino y la salud de cuatro grupos de mujeres en Guadalajara, México [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1991, Vol.111, No.2, p.101-111. 25 ref.
Abstract A descriptive study was carried out in 1989 in Guadalajara, Mexico, concerning the health problems of women in the context of their activities both inside and outside the home. A four-part questionnaire (sociodemographic characteristics, domestic activities, remunerated activities and the Cornell Medical Index) was used to identify similarities and differences among nurses, teachers, secretaries and housewives. The results showed that the working woman's schedule, defined as the time devoted to work both inside and outside the home, is very long in all the groups studied, amounting to a total of between 66 and 78 hours a week. With regard to work-related risks, occupational diseases were the most common complaint of all the groups, especially the teachers. It is observed that different occupational health risks and morbidity indexes are associated with different activities performed by women, and it is suggested that these differences should be examined more fully. An explanation of the Cornell Medical Index is included as an annex. Summary in English.
Descriptors (primary) housekeeping; teaching; women; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) developing countries; Mexico
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceMexico
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Teaching and educational institutions