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Table 1 Distribution of the welders according to the socio-demographic characteristics (n = 300)

From: Morbidity patterns among the welders of eastern Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Socio-demographic characteristics Number of welders Percent
Age (years) <20 14 4.7
20–29 113 37.7
30–39 144 48
40–49 29 9.7
Marital status Unmarried 40 13.3
Married 256 85.3
Divorced/widowed 4 1.3
Educational status Illiterate 21 7
Primary school 111 37
Secondary school 145 48.3
Higher secondary school 23 7.7
Income per capita per day Below poverty line 243 81
Above poverty line 57 19
Duration of employment (years) 1–5 166 55.3
6–10 85 28.3
≥11 49 16.3
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