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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%