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Table 1 Associations of socio-demographic characteristics of respondents with prevalence of work-related injuries by type of industry, Bahirdar Dar, Northwest Ethiopia, May 2013(N = 983)

From: Prevalence and determinants of work related injuries among small and medium scale industry workers in Bahir Dar Town, north west Ethiopia

Variables SSI (n=328) N (%) MSI (n=655) N (%) TotalN (%) Odds ratio (95%CI)
  Yes No Yes No Yes No  
Sex        
Female 3(0.9) 14(4.3) 58(8.8) 139(21.2) 61(6.2) 153(15.5) 0.72(0.51-0.99)*
Male 115(35.1) 196(57.9) 160(24.4) 298(45.5) 275(27.9) 494(50.3) 1.00
Age Group        
14-29 87(26.5) 161(49.1) 146(22.3) 252(38.4) 233(23.7) 413(42.0) 1.282(0.97-1.70)
30+ 31(9.4) 49(14.9) 72(10.9) 185(28.2) 103(10.5) 234(23.8) 1.00
Monthly salary (Birr)        
≤200 20(6.1) 33(10.1) 10(1.5) 14(2.1) 30(3.1) 47(4.8) 1.98(1.19-3.23)*
201-600 70(21.3) 80(24.4) 140(21.4) 199(30.4) 210(21.4) 279(28.4) 2.97(1.89-4.67)*
600+ 28(8.5) 97(29.5) 68(10.4) 224(34.1) 96(9.7) 321(32.7) 1.00
Job category        
Daily laborer 20(6.1) 39(11.9) 26(3.9) 72(10.9) 46(4.7) 111(11.3) 1.67(1.09- 2.55)
Mechanic 25(7.6) 48(14.6) 85(12.9) 96(14.6) 110(11.2) 144(14.6) 1.88(1.17- 3.03)*
Machine operator 45(13.7) 12(3.6) 16(2.4) 107(16.3) 61(6.2) 119(12.1) 1.39(0.92- 2.11)
Welder 26(7.9) 22(6.7) 19(2.9) 29(4.4) 45(4.6) 51(5.2) 2.79(1.69- 4.61)*
Others 2(0.6) 89(27.1) 72(10.9) 133(20.3) 74(7.5) 222(22.6) 1.00
  1. Note: SSI = small scale industries; MSI = Medium scale industries.
  2. *indicates significant differences.