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Table 2 Work characteristics of study subjects

From: The Effect of Work Characteristics on Dermatologic Symptoms in Hairdressers

Variable* n (%)
Business type
  Franchise hair salons 433 (42.2)
  Private hair salons 594 (57.8)
Salon size (number of employees)
  1 228 (23.5)
  2 - 4 248 (25.6)
  5 - 9 146 (15.1)
10 347 (35.8)
Training status
  Master 388 (36.8)
  Designer 380 (36.1)
  Staff 286 (27.1)
Main task
  Cutting 620 (58.8)
  Permanent wave 176 (16.7)
  Dyeing/Tinting 36 (3.4)
  Washing 200 (19.0)
  Drying 22 (2.1)
Work tenure (years)
  < 3 121 (14.1)
  < 10 336 (39.0)
10 404 (46.9)
Hours worked per week
  < 52 234 (25.5)
52 682 (74.5)
Exposure to hairdressing chemicals
  Not exposed 815 (80.2)
  Exposed 201 (19.8)
Personal protective equipment used
  No 531 (52.4)
  Yes 482 (47.6)
Types of protective equipment used
  Mask 501 (49.6)
  Gloves 463 (45.8)
  Other 46 (4.6)
  1. *The total of each variable is not always 1,054 due to missing values.
  2. Work tenure in the same profession.
  3. Arm sleeves, apron, etc.