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Table 1 Socio-demographic and Personal characteristics of the study participants, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 422)

From: Work-related risk factors and the prevalence of low back pain among low wage workers: results from a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Sex
 Female 388 91.9
 Male 34 8.1
Age (years)
  ≤ 24 194 46
 25–29 100 23.7
  > 29 128 30.3
Marital status
 Single 206 48.8
 Married 179 42.4
 Divorced/Widowed 37 8.8
Employment pattern
 Permanent 378 89.6
 Temporary 44 10.4
Specific Work experience in this work area
 1–2 year 291 69
  > 2 year 131 31
Monthly salary
  ≤ 500 96 22.7
 501–1000 267 63.3
  > 1000 59 14
Body mass index (BMI)
 Under weight 71 16.8
 Normal weight 277 65.6
 Over weight 64 15.2
 Obese 10 2.4
Cigarette smoking
 None 417 98.8
 Past smoker 3 0.7
 Current 2 0.5
Alcohol drinking
 No 314 74.4
 Yes 108 25.6