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Journal of Tropical Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 657275, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/657275
Clinical Study

Determinants of Occupational Injury: A Case Control Study among Textile Factory Workers in Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia

1Public Health Department, College of Health Sciences, Debre Markos University, P.O. Box 269, Debre Markos, Ethiopia
2School of Public Health, University of Gondar, P.O. Box 269, Gondar, Ethiopia

Received 12 August 2011; Revised 27 October 2011; Accepted 1 November 2011

Academic Editor: Luis E. Cuevas

Copyright © 2011 Zewdie Aderaw et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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