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Table 2 Work related characteristics of the study subjects

From: The Relationship between Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Work-related Risk Factors in Hotel Workers

 Characteristics   Total   Male   Female P *
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Department
 Rooms 196 (19.3) 97 (15.6) 99 (25.0) <0.001
 Food & Beverage 312 (30.7) 157 (25.4) 155 (39.2)  
 Kitchen 236 (23.2) 201 (32.4) 35 (8.8)  
 Housekeeping 53 (5.2) 25 (4.0) 28 (7.1)  
 Engineering 80 (7.9) 78 (12.6) 2 (0.5)  
 Back office 139 (13.7) 62 (10.0) 77 (19.4)  
Work duration (years)
 <10 487 (48.0) 243 (39.2) 244 (61.6) <0.001
 10-19 295 (29.0) 189 (30.5) 106 (26.8)  
20 234 (23.0) 188 (30.3) 46 (11.6)  
Weekly working hours
 <45 351 (34.5) 227 (36.6) 124 (31.3) 0.083
45 665 (65.5) 393 (63.4) 272 (68.7)  
Shift work
 Yes 587 (57.8) 352 (56.8) 235 (59.3) 0.419
 No 429 (42.2) 268 (43.2) 161 (40.7)  
Overtime work
 Yes 514 (50.6) 329 (53.1) 185 (46.7) 0.048
 No 502 (49.4) 291 (46.9) 211 (53.3)  
Work intensity
 High 421 (41.4) 244 (39.4) 177 (44.7) 0.092
 Low 595 (58.6) 376 (60.6) 219 (55.3)  
Absence / early leaves
 Yes 127 (12.5) 46 (7.4) 81 (20.5) <0.001
 No 889 (87.5) 574 (92.6) 315 (79.5)  
Total 1016 (100.0) 620 (100.0) 396 (100.0)  
  1. * By chi-squared test.