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Table 3 Top twenty-five occupations of the highest number of approval for WRMSDs of all five sectors in service industry

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

Occupations Number Percentage
Transport labourers 1742 13.67
Cooks 1208 9.48
Storage labourers 886 6.95
Shop salespersons 833 6.54
Building structure cleaners 740 5.81
Retail and wholesale trade managers 543 4.26
Early childhood educators 506 3.97
Garbage collectors 505 3.97
Health care assistants 408 3.20
Office clerks 381 2.99
Agricultural and sea food sales workers 369 2.90
Domestic housekeepers 325 2.55
Sweepers 269 2.11
Social welfare managers 233 1.83
Building supervisors 204 1.60
Recycling collectors 200 1.57
Personal care workers in health servicesa 172 1.35
Home-based personal care workersb 169 1.33
Shop supervisors 166 1.30
Paramedical practitioners 162 1.27
Nursing professionals 143 1.12
Construction labourers 131 1.03
Gas station workers 126 0.99
Building caretakers 95 0.75
Electrical equipment installers and repairers 85 0.67
Total 10,601 83.21
  1. aPersonal care workers in health services: worked in social services (welfare centers, sanatorium)
  2. bHome-based personal care workers: domestic helpers for the elderly