Assessment of Body Mass Index (BMI) and General Health Status of Male Auto-Rickshaw Drivers in Garia, Kolkata
auto-rickshaw driver, Kolkata, body mass index, health status, binomial test, cross-sectional study
Background In India auto-rickshaw is one of the main modes of public transport in urban and semi-urban areas however auto-rickshaw drivers often suffer from various nutritional deficiencies Objective The objective of this work is to assess the body mass index BMI and the general health status of the auto-rickshaw drivers of the Garia Southern Avenue auto-rickshaw stand in Kolkata Method To achieve this objective a cross-sectional study has been undertaken whereby data have been collected in February-July 2018 regarding duration of work nature of addiction ownership pattern general clinical status BMI and body fat percentage of 157 male auto-rickshaw drivers attached to the aforesaid stand and belonging to the age-group of 18-55 years Subsequently the binomial test has been conducted at 5 level of significance
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