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Table 2 Workplace characteristics of the participants Mojo twon, Southeast 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
OSH Training No 196(65.6) 285(94.1) < 0.00001
Yes 103(34.4) 18(5.9)
Chemical Exposure No 72(24.1) 301(99.3) < 0.00001
Yes 227(75.9) 2(0.7)
Leather dust exposure No 93(31.1) 297(98.0) < 0.00001
Yes 206(68.9) 6(2.0)
Ventilation Poor 126(42.1) 292(96.4) < 0.00001
Good 173(57.9) 11(3.6)
Home energy use Polluted 210(70.2) 275(90.8) < 0.00001
Clean 89(29.8) 28(9.2)
Periodic medical examination No 192(64.2) 296(97.7) < 0.00001
Yes 107(35.8) 7(2.3)
PPE use No 104 (34.8) 295(97.4) < 0.00001
Yes 195(65.2) 8(2.6)
Previous exposure to dust working environment No 231(77.3) 302(99.7) < 0.00001
Yes 68(22.7) 1(0.3)
  1. Keys: N number (total), n number, OHS Occupational health and safety, PPE personal protective equipment