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Table 2 Frequency of reported signs and symptoms of mercury exposure among study participants

From: Reduced egfr, elevated urine protein and low level of personal protective equipment compliance among artisanal small scale gold miners at Bibiani-Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Variable Exposed (%) N = 61(55.45) Non-Exposed (%) N = 49(44.45) Total Prevalence N = 110(100%) P-Value
Skin Rashes    62(56.40) 0.3112
Yes 37(60.66) 25(51.02)   
No 24(39.34) 24(48.98)   
Frequent cough    70(63.6) 0.2349
Yes 42(68.85) 28(57.14)   
No 19(31.15) 21(42.85)   
Persistent Fever    73(66.4) 0.8421
Yes 41(67.21) 32(65.31)   
No 20(32.79) 17(34.69)   
Persistent Headache    82(74.5) 0.6595
Yes 47(77.05) 35(71.42)   
No 14(22.95) 13(27.66)   
Metallic Taste    60(54.5) 1.000
Yes 31(50.82) 29(59.18)   
No 30(49.18) 19(40.82)   
Fatigue    84(76.4) 1.000
Yes 47(77.05) 37(75.51)   
No 14(22.95) 12(24.49)   
Muscle ache    60(54.5) 0.3381
Yes 36(59.02) 24(48.98)   
NO 25(40.98) 25(51.02)   
Numbness    45(40.9) 0.1240
Yes 29(47.54) 16(32.65)   
No 32(52.46) 33(67.35)   
Hair Loss    5(4.50) 1.000
Yes 3(4.92) 2(4.08))   
No 58(95.08) 47(95.92)   
Itchy Eyes    85(77.27) 0.8195
Yes 48(78.69 37(75.51)   
No 13(21.31) 12(24.49)