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Table 3 Frequency of use of various protective clothing among the 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

  Mercury exposure
Variable Exposed (%) ≥5μg/L Non-Exposed (%) <5μg/L Total frequency (%) P-Value
Rubber aprons    109(99.09) 1.000
Don’t use 60(98.36) 49(100)   
Seldom use 1(1.64) 0(0)   
Mercury Containers    47(42.73) 0.2095
Don’t use 29(47.54) 18(36.73)   
Always use 28(45.90) 23(46.94)   
Seldom use 4(6.55) 8(16.34)   
Nose mask    103(93.64) 0.3270
Don’t use 59(96.72) 44(89.80)   
Always use 1(1.64) 2(4.08)   
Seldom use 1(1.64) 3(6.12)   
Rubber gloves    108(98.18) 0.5014
Don’t use 59(96.72) 49(100)   
Seldom use 2(3,28) 0(0)   
Leather boots    109(99.09) 1.000
Always use 1(1.64) 0(0)   
Don’t use 60(98.36) 49(100)