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Table 2 Top five occupations of the highest number of approval for WRMSDs of each five sectors in service industry

From: Characteristics of occupational musculoskeletal disorders of five sectors in service industry between 2004 and 2013

Sectors(N) Occupations Number Percentage
Health and social care (2681) Early childhood educators 487 18.16
Health care assistants 394 14.70
Cooksa 302 11.26
Social welfare managersb 223 8.32
Nursing professionals 200 7.46
Education services (1126) Cooksc 825 73.27
Office clerks 51 4.53
Teaching professionals 38 3.75
Teaching professionals not elsewhere classifiedd 21 1.87
Early childhood educators 20 1.78
Sanitation and similar services (1423) Garbage collectors 466 32.75
Sweepers 265 18.62
Recycling collectors 119 8.36
Construction labourers 109 7.66
Forestry labourerse 68 4.78
Wholesale, retail and consumer goods repair(5891) Transport labourersf 1735 29.45
Storage labourersg 837 14.21
Shop salespersons 833 14.14
Retail and wholesale trade managers 526 8.93
Agricultural and sea food salesworkers 368 6.25
General management business such as building management (1609) Building structure cleaners 649 40.34
Domestic housekeepers 323 20.07
Building supervisors 204 12.68
Building caretakers 65 4.04
Electrical equipment installers and repairers 42 2.61
  1. aCooks in health and social care: mainly worked for kindergarten, hospital and social welfare facilities
  2. bSocial welfare managers: mainly it refers to home visit care worker
  3. cCooks in education service: worked for school meals
  4. dTeaching professionals not elsewhereclassified: worked as assistants in science lab, art room, computer classroom and special-education school
  5. eForestry labourers: engaged in flower beds, tree-lined road and park maintenance
  6. fTransport labourers: general goods, liquor and beverage deliveryman in Mart, department stores and markets
  7. gStorage labourers: engaged in loading and unloading at warehouse, Mart, department stores and markets
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