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Table 4 Reported work environment and behavioral characteristics of respondents, in Bahir Dar town, Northwest 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=328) N (%) MSI (n=655) N (%) Total N (%) X 2
Hours worked per week     
  ≤48 269 (82.0) 216 (33.0) 485 (49.3) 208.08*
  48+ 59 (18.0) 439 (67.0) 498 (50.7)  
Health and safety training     
  Yes 157 (47.9) 273 (41.7) 430 (43.7) 3.15
  No 171 (52.1) 382 (58.3) 553 (56.3)  
Use PPE     
  Yes 247 (75.3) 353 (53.9) 600 (61.0) 41.24*
  No 81 (24.7) 302 (46.1) 383 (39.0)  
Job category     
 Daily laborer 59 (18.0) 98 (15.0) 157 (16.0) 16.79*
 Mechanic 73 (22.3) 181 (27.6) 254 (25.8)  
 Machine operator 57 (17.4) 123 (18.8) 180 (18.3)  
 Welder 48 (14.6) 48 (7.3) 96 (9.8)  
 Others 91 (27.7) 205 (31.3) 296 (30.1)  
  1. Note: SSI = small scale industries; MSI = Medium scale industries; PPE is personal protective equipment *indicates significant differences.