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Table 3 Distribution of work-related injury in the last 12 months among respondents by type of industry, Bahir dar town, North West Ethiopia, May, 2013

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=32) N (%) MSI (n=655) N (%) Total (n=98) N (%) P-value
Work-related injuries     
  Yes 118 (36.0) 218 (33.3) 336 (34.2) 0.59
  No 210 (64.0) 437 (66.7) 647 (65.8)  
Number of occurrence     
  Once 74 (62.7) 127 (58.3) 201 (59.8) 0.46
  More than once 44 (37.3) 91 (41.7) 135 (40.2)  
Number of occurrences by part affected     
  Finger 56 (47.4) 74 (33.9) 130 (38.7) 0.751
  Hand 27 (22.9) 50 (22.1) 77 (22.3)  
  Leg 15 (11.0) 39 (16.5) 54 (14.6)  
  Eye 8 (3.4) 26(9.6) 34 (7.4)  
  Multisite 12 (10.2) 29 (13.3) 41 (12.2)  
Number of occurrences by type of injury   
  Abrasion 51 (43.2) 92 (42.2) 143 (42.6) 0.95
  Cuts 29 (24.6) 49 (22.5) 78 (23.2)  
  Burns 18 (15.3) 31 (14.2) 49 (14.5)  
  Fracture 3 (2.5) 8 (3.7) 11 (3.3)  
  Others 17 (14.4) 38 (17.4) 55 (16.4)  
Number of occurrences by cause of injury
  Machine 32 (27.1) 67 (30.7) 99 (29.5)  
  Electricity 25 (21.2) 72 (33.1) 97 (28.9)  
  Hand tools 13 (11.0) 26 (11.9) 39 (11.6)  
  Fire and explosion 6 (5.1) 8 (3.7) 14 (4.2)  
  Acid and hot substances 4 (3.4) 4 (1.8) 8 (2.3)  
  Others 35 (29.7) 40 (18.3) 75 (22.3)  
  1. Note: SSI=small scale industries; MSI=Medium scale industries.