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Aerobic capacity of dock workers in Bombay.
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PMID:  1130284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aerobic capacity (VO2max) of 61 healthy loaders from Bombay Docks actively engaged in heavy manual work of lifting and carrying of food grains bags was estimated by an extrapolation technique based on linear relationship between heart rate and oxygen uptake at different levels of physical work. The average VO2max was found to be 2572 plus or minus 54 ml (S.E.)/min.(STPD) or 46.6 plus or minus 0.96 (S.E.) ml.min.-1 kg-1 (STPD) which is high in many cases when compared to the values reported by other Indian workers among different occupational groups. The possible reasons are discussed. The results further reveal that the VO2max is negatively correlated with age and that this relationship is more pronounced with subjects, aged 31-49 years. The gradual fall in aerobic capacity was observed beyond 33 years of age.
P N Saha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American Industrial Hygiene Association journal     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0002-8894     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Ind Hyg Assoc J     Publication Date:  1975 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-07-20     Completed Date:  1975-07-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0371160     Medline TA:  Am Ind Hyg Assoc J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Body Weight
Disability Evaluation*
Heart Rate
Middle Aged
Occupational Medicine
Oxygen Consumption*
Work Capacity Evaluation*

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