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Table 2 First entry of minersa into TEBA database, and total employment by 5-year period, 1973–2013

From: Public health implications of changing patterns of recruitment into the South African mining industry, 1973–2012: a database analysis

Year of first entry New entrya Active in Periodb, c
  n % n %
pre 1973 104,684 6.37 104,684 6.37
1973–1977 79,282 4.82 173,260 10.54
1978–1982 120,827 7.35 292,772 17.81
1983–1987 542,609 33.00 840,736 51.13
1988–1992 210,898 12.83 873,531 53.13
1993–1997 129,055 7.85 783,842 47.67
1998–2002 92,391 5.62 500,252 30.42
2003–2007 178,054 10.83 524,646 31.91
2008–2012 167,708 10.20 569,813 34.65
2013d 18,756 1.14 177,629 10.80
TOTAL 1,644,264 100.00
  1. aIndividual miners counted only once
  2. bAn individual miner cannot be counted more than once in a given period, but may be counted in more than one period
  3. cNumber and proportion of total number of miners who worked over the period 1973–2012 who were employed in that 5-year period
  4. dUntil 28 October, 2013
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