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Table 2 Prevalence and characteristics of occupational injury among construction workers in Kampala, Uganda

From: Determinants of occupational injuries among building construction workers in Kampala City, Uganda

Variables Frequency (n = 318) Percent (%)
Had an injury at work in the last 6 months
 Yes 103 32.4
  No 215 67.6
What led to injury
 Fell from height 16 15.5
 Pierced by construction materials 19 18.4
 Cut by sharp object z 28 27.2
 Hit by falling object 18 17.5
 Othersa 22 21.4
Part of the body hurt
 Hand 26 25.2
 Foot 21 20.4
 Leg 19 18.5
 Othersb 37 35.9
Sought medical care following the injury
 Yes 73 70.9
 No 30 29.1
Admitted after injury
 Yes 14 13.6
 No 89 86.4
Work shift involved in at the time of injury
 Day 32 31.1
 Night 71 68.9
Time taken to go back to work
  ≤ 1 day 48 46.6
 2–3 days 19 18.4
  > 4 days 36 35.0
  1. aElectrocution, Fell at the same level, Held between objects, Hit by colleague
  2. bHead/neck, shoulder, Chest, Eye, Back, Abdomen