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Table 4 Proportion of aged workers having work-related health problems in different occupations. (%)

From: Hazards and health problems in occupations dominated by aged workers in South Korea

Occupation, the Korean Standard Classification of Occupations (No. of minor category) Hearing loss Skin problems Back pain Upper extremity pain Lower extremity pain Headache and eye fatigue Abdominal pain Breathing difficulty Cardiovas-cular disease Injury due to accident Depression and anxiety disorder General fatigue Sleep disturbance
Cleaner and Sanitation Workers (941) 0.9 1.1 21.2 38.6 33.3 7.9 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.3 0.4 20.7 0.6
Guards and Ticket Examiners (942) 0.5 0.5 7.6 20.4 16.5 9.9 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.5 20.2 4.0
Automobile Drivers (873) 1.5 1.8 17.7 44.1 32.7 24.6 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.7 22.8 1.8
Elementary Occupations Related to Food (952) 0.0 0.6 17.6 47.3 42.4 6.7 0.0 0.6 1.2 2.4 0.0 27.3 0.0
Clerks Related to Administration (312) 0.0 0.0 3.0 13.1 5.4 15.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 32.7 1.7
Service Workers Related to Medical and Welfare (421) 0.4 0.8 21.7 41.5 28.5 7.9 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.6 1.2 29.6 2.4
Elementary Occupations Related to Construction and Mining (910) 1.7 1.0 22.9 58.9 49.2 9.1 0.7 0.7 0.3 4.0 1.0 31.7 0.7
Domestic Chores and Infant Rearing Helpers (951) 0.6 0.6 27.5 41.8 27.5 6.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.7 26.9 2.2
Chefs and Cooks (441) 0.3 0.6 23.7 51.3 40.5 10.4 0.3 0.0 1.3 2.2 0.3 29.8 2.2
Elementary Occupations related to Agriculture and Fishery (991) 1.5 2.3 37.9 53.0 46.2 14.4 2.3 3.0 0.8 3.0 0.0 28.8 4.5
Elementary Occupations Related to Production (930) 1.6 3.1 25.6 51.9 38.8 22.5 0.0 0.8 2.3 4.7 0.0 27.9 0.8
Technical Worker Related to Construction (772) 2.8 2.8 26.1 61.3 44.4 12.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.7 32.4 0.0
Elementary Occupations Related to Other Services (999) 0.0 0.0 7.9 19.0 14.3 12.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.5 0.0
Store Sales Workers (521) 0.0 0.6 17.9 28.4 32.7 13.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 25.9 0.6
Technical Workers Related to Construction Finishing (773) 1.0 2.0 30.7 54.5 42.6 7.9 0.0 2.0 0.0 5.9 0.0 35.6 3.0
Sales Workers (510) 0.0 0.0 2.0 15.6 8.8 18.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 4.1 1.4 21.1 3.4
Administration Clerks (311) 0.0 1.3 7.8 11.7 9.1 16.9 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 10.4 1.3
Religious Professionals and Associate Professionals (248) 0.0 0.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 18.2 0.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 4.5
Deliverers (922) 0.0 0.0 14.0 49.1 36.8 14.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 38.6 0.0
Teachers (252) 0.0 0.0 11.5 19.7 16.4 11.5 1.6 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.8 0.0
Workers 55 or older (total) 1.2 1.0 16.7 36.2 28.2 11.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 1.4 0.6 22.7 1.6
Workers younger than 55 (total) 1.1 1.2 10.3 25.6 16.1 15.8 0.6 0.3 0.2 1.1 0.7 18.7 1.7
p-value# P = 0.615 P = 0.110 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P = 0.206 P = 0.667 P < 0.001 P = 0.041 P = 0.178 P < 0.001 P = 0.809
  1. #Differences between aged workers (total) and those younger than 55 (total) using a chi-squared test.