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Table 3 Estimated percentage of use and breakage of protective devices according to health-protection information received.

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

  Total
(N = 799)
Paid workers
(N = 265)
Volunteers
(N = 266)
Seamen
(N = 133)
Bird cleaners
(N = 135)
  Inform.1
(N = 648)
Uninf.2
(N = 151)
  Inform.1
(N = 221)
Uninf.2
(N = 44)
  Inform.1
(N = 229)
Uninf.2
(N = 37)
  Inform.1
(N = 84)
Uninf.2
(N = 49)
  Inform.1
(N = 114)
Uninf.2
(N = 21)
 
  % % p % % p % % p % % p % % p
Suit                
   Used 77.5 64.8 0.017 87.6 87.8 0.973 84.7 65.6 0.008 88.8 85.5 0.580 35.6 28.9 0.559
Torn 33.1 59.5 <0.001 36.3 44.5 0.351 18.2 45.4 0.003 75.7 81.0 0.512 8.9 28.4 0.165
Gloves                
   Used 99.4 98.4 0.126 98.5 97.5 0.666 100.0 100.0 - 93.6 95.9 0.588 99.0 94.8 0.194
Torn 13.2 17.0 0.228 11.8 11.8 0.987 7.2 16.7 0.061 6.4 8.5 0.660 31.8 44.6 0.279
Safety goggles                
   Used 76.2 63.2 0.014 88.0 70.3 0.006 79.6 65.2 0.062 72.0 56.5 0.073 54.0 55.6 0.894
Broken 0.6 1.1 0.622 1.0 2.6 0.398 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0 - 1.1 0.0 0.662
Protective hat                
   Used 15.5 11.2 0.300 13.8 18.8 0.452 17.2 11.4 0.356 12.0 4.1 0.135 10.0 10.3 0.959
Torn 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0 -
Mask                
   Used 91.7 90.0 0.567 95.1 87.8 0.071 91.0 93.5 0.613 74.4 62.8 0.161 96.8 100.0 0.393
Broken 1.0 3.2 0.057 1.1 2.1 0.588 0.7 9.4 <0.001 0.0 0.0 - 1.0 0.0 0.654
Boots                
   Used 88.7 91.2 0.410 98.0 93.9 0.116 99.0 100.0 0.559 93.6 95.9 0.588 36.1 52.6 0.166
Broken 0.4 1.5 0.123 0.4 3.9 0.016 0.0 0.0 - 1.3 0.0 0.436 0.0 0.0 -
  1. 1Percentage of informed persons at the time of commencement of the activity.
  2. 2Percentage of uninformed persons or informed during the activity.