China's manufacturing workers face serious health problems

15:51, April 14, 2011      

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The "Second Chinese City Health Situation Survey," released on April 13, shows that the people in the manufacturing industry in China have serious health problems and the highest abnormal physical examination rate in China.

The current survey jointly organized by a total of 40 organizations and institutions, such as the Chinese Medical Doctors Association, Chinese Hospitals Association and People's Daily Online, lasted for four months and a total 149,093 effective questionnaires were received.

It provided a list of 10 industries with serious health problems combined with data from 3 million physical examinations from Ciming Checkup. The 10 industries are the manufacturing, financial services, education, media, law, electronic information, transportation, advertising, sales and real estate industries.

The data shows that nearly 74 percent of people engaged in the manufacturing industry have dyslipidemia; more than 30 percent have abnormal cervical vertebra or lumbar vertebra; nearly 52 percent are overweight or obese; the helicobacter pylori tests for nearly 16 percent were positive; nearly 31 percent have rising uric acid levels; nearly 33 percent have abnormal liver functions; more than 27 percent have a fatty liver; nearly 8 percent suffered from gallbladder diseases; more than 11 percent have high blood pressure; and nearly 3 percent have hyperglycemia.

Han Xiaohong, chairman of the survey organization committee, said that nearly 80 percent of people in the manufacturing industry work more than eight hours per day, obviously higher than other industries, and 60 percent do not have weekends. In addition, 30 percent of people in the manufacturing industry often work overtime and nearly 70 percent feel tired.

The long-term overload of work and lack of rest and exercise can lead to health damage. In addition, lacking health awareness and unreasonable dietary structure and lifestyle are also causes of health problems.

By People's Daily Online

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