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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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PIMENTA, Aline Alcântara; FREITAS, Fabiana Cristina Taubert de; MARZIALE, Maria Helena Palucci  and  ROBAZZI, Maria Lúcia Carmo Cruz. Impact of working in adolescent health workers. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.5, pp.701-716. ISSN 0103-2100.

OBJECTIVE: To identify health repercussions as a result of the work done by teenagers, in an Education Foundation for Work on your health. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive and quantitative study investigated, between April and May 2010, 117 adolescent workers from the city of Ribeirão Preto (SP), using a multidimensional questionnaire. Data analysis was conducted using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: The majority were female (72.6%), aged 15 years (80.3%), brown skin (60%), attending high school (74.4%), had family incomes of up two times the minimum wage, living with three to four family members, and had not previously worked (62.4%). The activity most often performed was that of a receptionist (46.2%) and administrative assistants (37.6%); 92.3% worked four hours a day earning the minimum wage. For 37.6%, work caused health problems, such as pain in various body regions (76.2%) and respiratory problems. CONCLUSIONS: There were repercussions on the health of adolescents, possibly as a result of the work.

Keywords : Occupational health; Child labor; Working conditions; Adolescent health.

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