Health conditions of women working in the clothing industry


  • Hellen Pollyanna Mantelo Cecilio
  • Maria Antonia Ramos Costa
  • Regina Lúcia Dalla Torre silva
  • Sonia Silva Marcon


Working Conditions, Women's Health, Textile Industry.


This study aimed to investigate aspects of living conditions and health of female workers in the textile industry. This is a descriptive exploratory study conducted in the northwest of Paraná, in four municipalities selected for convenience. Data were collected in October and November 2011, in the workplace, through self-administered questionnaire. The sample consisted of 177 women working in the textile industries, aged between 18 and 60 years; 83.9% of women have more than eight years of study and have an average household income of R$1,662.34. Regarding lifestyle, 44.2% practice physical actives, 80.2% do not use alcohol and only 6.7% are smokers. The lifestyle allied with poor working conditions, may favor the onset of diseases, so policies of workers’ health must contemplate actions to promote health and better working conditions.





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Mantelo Cecilio, H. P., Ramos Costa, M. A., Dalla Torre silva, R. L., & Marcon, S. S. (2013). Health conditions of women working in the clothing industry. Rev Rene, 14(2). Retrieved from



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