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Table 2 Demographic, risk factor, and disease information by industry

From: Diabetes, HIV and other health determinants associated with absenteeism among formal sector workers in Namibia

Demographic Information
   Age Sex Job type Contract type Sick days Sickness
Industry n Mean Male Female Labour Administration Permanent Part-time/Short-term Mean Standard deviation Any absence More than 5 days absent
Retail and Trade 2,086 33.5 63.0% 37.0% 75.2% 23.9% 70.5% 29.5% 0.7 3.2 5.2% 1.0%
Agriculture 465 37.1 13.7% 38.7% 91.4% 8.2% 90.5% 9.5% 0.5 2.7 0.6% 0.0%
Fishing 1,869 37.6 46.5% 48.0% 93.2% 6.4% 45.9% 54.1% 1.1 4.7 5.6% 1.3%
Electricity, gas & water 1,140 40.0 43.1% 21.1% 61.8% 37.7% 82.8% 17.2% 1.2 4.6 3.6% 1.0%
Wholesale trade and repair of motor vehicles 1,031 36.4 37.8% 23.6% 81.4% 17.8% 81.9% 18.1% 1.0 3.8 3.1% 0.8%
Hotels and Restaurants 300 31.2 6.7% 53.7% 81.0% 18.3% 63.3% 36.7% 0.7 4.0 0.6% 0.2%
Transport, Storage and Communication 775 36.2 29.1% 21.5% 60.0% 38.8% 87.2% 12.8% 0.9 2.7 2.5% 0.6%
Risk Factors
   Blood Pressure BMI Waist Circumference Smoking behaviour
Industry n Normal (< 140/90 mm/Hg) Elevated or High (140/90-153/103 mm/Hg) High (≥ 154/104 mm/Hg) Underweight (< 18.5) Normal (18.5-24.9) Overweight (25-29.9) Obese (≥ 30) Normal Above limit Never smoked Smokes
Retail and Trade 2,086 72.3% 17.4% 10.1% 7.0% 57.9% 21.4% 12.4% 86.2% 13.3% 81.8% 16.1%
Agriculture 465 71.0% 19.8% 8.8% 17.2% 58.7% 13.5% 10.3% 88.0% 11.8% 64.7% 34.8%
Fishing 1,869 67.3% 18.4% 13.9% 3.7% 50.5% 26.6% 18.9% 77.8% 21.7% 85.0% 13.1%
Electricity, gas & water 1,140 71.8% 18.9% 9.1% 4.4% 46.9% 28.9% 18.9% 80.1% 18.9% 82.5% 15.5%
Wholesale trade and repair of motor vehicles 1,031 82.3% 12.0% 5.7% 6.7% 64.6% 18.3% 9.9% 88.2% 11.5% 81.0% 17.4%
Hotels and Restaurants 300 79.3% 13.7% 7.0% 6.7% 48.7% 28.3% 16.3% 79.3% 20.7% 78.76% 19.0%
Transport, Storage and Communication 775 74.8% 15.7% 9.2% 5.4% 50.3% 28.5% 15.4% 82.3% 17.4% 74.6% 24.6%
Conditions and Diseases     
Industry n Hypertension Diabetes Anemia HIV Hepatitis B Syphilis      
Retail and Trade 2,086 14.0% 0.9% 6.5% 8.3% 7.3% 0.8%      
Agriculture 465 12.9% 0.9% 3.9% 5.6% 8.0% 3.9%      
Fishing 1,869 21.7% 1.8% 10.2% 14.3% 4.2% 0.2%      
Electricity, gas & water 1,140 21.1% 3.6% 4.7% 8.2% 7.6% 1.6%      
Wholesale trade and repair of motor vehicles 1,031 12.7% 1.6% 2.9% 7.9% 9.2% 1.7%      
Hotels and Restaurants 300 10.7% 0.7% 4.7% 5.7% 5.3% 0.0%      
Transport, Storage and Communication 775 15.0% 1.9% 4.6% 4.6% 7.6% 1.9%      
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