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Table 2 Acute health problems reported by workers engaged in the clean-up of the Prestige oil-spill. Number of subjects in the sample and estimated percentage in the population.

From: Association between health information, use of protective devices and occurrence of acute health problems in the Prestige oil spill clean-up in Asturias and Cantabria (Spain): a cross-sectional study

  Paid workers
(N = 265)
Volunteers
(N = 266)
Seamen
(N = 133)
Bird cleaners
(N = 135)
p
  n % n % n % n %  
Injuries          
   Lesions 23 8.7 9 3.2 10 7.6 31 19.2 <0.001
   Lower back pain 17 6.1 16 5.6 12 9.1 5 3.1 0.281
Toxicological symptoms          
   Headaches 40 15.8 17 5.7 38 28.4 8 5.0 <0.001
   Itchy eyes 17 7.1 11 4.6 12 9.1 6 4.0 0.295
   Nausea/vomiting/dizziness 38 15.4 24 9.5 21 15.4 16 11.2 0.169
   Throat and respiratory tract problems 30 12.4 18 5.6 40 30.4 12 8.0 <0.001