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Table 6 Associations of environmental factors and behavioral characteristics of respondents with prevalence of work related injuries by type of industries, in Bahir Dar town, 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 (%) Total (n=983) N (%) Odds ratio (95% CI)
  Yes No Yes No Yes No  
Hours worked per week        
  ≤48 90(27.4) 179(54.5) 38(5.8) 178(27.1) 128(13)) 357(36.3) 0.50(0.38- 0.65)*
  48+ 28(8.5) 31(9.4) 180(27.5) 259(39.5) 208(21.1) 290(29.5) 1.00
Health and safety training        
  Yes 50(15.2) 107(32.6) 95(14.5) 178(27.1) 145(14.7) 285(28.9) 0.96(0.74-1.26)
  No 68(20.7) 103(15.7) 123(18.8) 259(39.5) 191(19.4) 362(36.8) 1.00
Use PPE        
  Yes 80(24.4) 167(50.9) 115(17.5) 238(36.3) 195(19.8) 405(41.2) 0.53(0.33-0.08)*
  No 38(11.6) 43(13.1) 103(15.7) 199(30.4) 141(14.3) 242(24.6) 1.00
Work experience yrs)        
≤5 85(25.9) 156(47.6) 146(22.2) 255(38.9) 231(23.4) 411(41.8) 1.26(0.95- 1.67)
6+ 33(10.1) 54(16.4) 72(10.9) 182(27.7) 105(10.7) 236(24) 1.00
  1. Note: SSI=small scale industries; MSI=Medium scale industries; PPE is personal protective equipment.
  2. *indicates significant differences.