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Clinical Study

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

Table 1

Association between sociodemographic variables and occupational injury among textile factory workers in Amhara regional state Ethiopia, October 2009.

Socio-demographic variablesCases ( )
No. (%)
Controls ( )
No. (%)
COR@ (95% CI)AOR@ (95% CI)

Sex
 Male117 (76.97)180 (59.21)2.30 (1.48, 3.58)***2.54 (1.58, 4.07)***
 Female35 (23.03)124 (40.79) 1.001.00
Age group
 <30 years80 (52.63)104 (34.21)2.14 (1.44, 3.18)***1.90 (1.22, 2.94)**
 ≥30 years72 (47.37)200 (65.79) 1.001.00
Religion@
 Orthodox98 (64.47)176 (57.89)0.93 (0.22, 3.97)
 Muslim51 (33.55)123 (40.46)0.69 (0.16, 3.00)
 Protestant3 (1.97)5 (1.64) 1.00
Ethnic group@
 Amhara140 (92.11)282 (92.76)1.49 (0.15, 14.45)
 Tigre11 (7.24)19 (6.25)1.74 (0.16, 18.80)
 Oromo1 (0.66)3 (0.99) 1.00
Marital status@
 Married99 (65.13)191 (62.83)1.04 (0.35, 3.12)
 Single44 (28.95)91 (29.93)0.97 (0.31, 3.00)
 Divorced4 (2.63)12 (3.95)0.67 (0.14, 3.17)
 Widowed5 (3.29)10 (3.29) 1.00
Educational level
 ≤grade 875 (49.34)136 (44.74)1.10 (0.66, 1.86)1.27 (0.70, 2.33)
 Grade 9–1247 (30.92)108 (35.53)0.87 (0.50, 1.52)0.92 (0.50, 1.71)
 Certificate and above30 (19.74)60 (19.74) 1.001.00
Employment condition
 Employment contract145 (95.39)285 (93.75)1.001.00
 Temporary contract7 (4.61)19 (6.25) 1.38 (0.57, 3.36)1.45 (0.54, 3.91)
Monthly salary in birr@
 ≤467 birr per month80 (52.63)172 (56.58)0.85 (0.58, 1.26)
 >467 birr per month 72 (47.37) 132 (43.42) 1.00
Work experience in years
 5 years and below60 (39.47)91 (29.93)1.53 (1.01, 2.29)*1.59 (0.86, 2.95)
 6 years and above92 (60.53)213 (70.07) 1.001.00

Note: @not included in multivariate analysis.
Significant at: , , .
COR@: Crude odds ratio and AOR@: Adjusted odds ratio.

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