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Table 3 Demographic and health characteristics of study subjects by dermatologic symptoms

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

Variable* Dermatologic symptoms(+) Dermatologic symptoms (−) p value
n (%) n (%)
Age
  < 30 96 (28.1) 246 (71.9) < 0.001
  < 40 67 (20.1) 267 (79.9)  
40 45 (12.9) 304 (87.1)  
Gender
  Male 32 (21.2) 119 (78.8) 0.741
  Female 179 (20.0) 715 (80.0)  
BMI
  < 25 181 (19.8) 735 (80.2) 0.622
25 7 (16.7) 35 (83.3)  
Marital status
  Not married§ 132 (22.3) 459 (77.7) 0.015
  Married 66 (16.1) 344 (83.9)  
Educational level
High school completion 101 (17.8) 465 (82.2) 0.023
  >High school completion 111 (23.6) 360 (76.4)  
Smoking status
  Non/past smoker 157 (19.5) 648 (80.5) 0.163
  Current smoker 51 (23.8) 163 (76.2)  
Weekly alcohol consumption||
  None 88 (19.4) 365 (80.6) 0.408
  Mild 97 (21.1) 363 (78.9)  
  Heavy 20 (26.0) 57 (74.0)  
Weekly exercise
  None 140 (22.6) 479 (77.4) 0.072
4times 58 (16.8) 287 (83.2)  
  > 4times 9 (16.1) 47 (83.9)  
Perceived state of health
  Good 62 (15.1) 348 (84.9) 0.001
  Normal 106 (21.7) 383 (78.3)  
  Bad 40 (29.4) 96 (70.6)  
  1. *The total of each variable is not always 1,054 due to missing values.
  2. Characteristic dermatologic symptoms (itching, redness, swelling, cracking, blister formations) lasting for longer than 3 weeks.
  3. P-value by chi-squared test, p < 0.05.
  4. §Includes divorced, separated and bereaved.
  5. ||None: never drink or only on rare occasions, Mild: < 4 times per week, Heavy: 5 times.