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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of tannery and Civil servant workers, Mojo town, southwest Ethiopia, 2018

From: Occupational risk factors associated with respiratory symptoms among tannery workers in Mojo town, Southeast Ethiopia, 2018: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variables (N = 602) Exposed (n = 299) Frequency (%) Unexposed (n = 303) Frequency (%) Chi-square Test, P
Sex    0.0002
Female 76(25.4) 40(13.2)  
Male 223(74.6) 263(86.8)  
Age (years)    < 0.00001
18–25 109(36.5) 36(11.9)  
26–34 131(43.8) 191(63)  
> 35 59(19.7) 76(25)  
Marital Status    0.04
Single 121(40.5) 121(39.9)  
Married 157(52.5) 174(57.4)  
Divorced/Widowed 21(7.0) 8(2.6)  
Work experience    < 0.00001
1–4 159(53.2) 99(32.1)  
5–10 57(19.1) 134(44.2)  
10+ 83(27.8) 70(23.1)  
Ethnicity    < 0.00001
Oromo 181(60.3) 249(82.2)  
Amhara 72(10.0) 48(15.8)  
Others 46(15.7) 6(2)  
Religion 0.002
Orthodox 161(53.8) 170(56.1)  
Protestant 90(30) 59(19.5)  
Muslim 48(16) 74(24.4)  
Educational Status < 0.00001
Primary school 105(35) 1(0.3)  
Secondary school 124(41.5) 7(2.3)  
Diploma and above 70(23.4) 295(97.3)  
Monthly salary in ETB < 0.00001
< 1500 150(50.2) 21(6.9)  
> 1500 149(49.8) 282(93.)  
  1. Keys: ETB Ethiopian birr (national currency) (1 $ USA = 28 ETB)