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Table 2 Ontario parents’ (n = 507) compared to US parents’ (n = 1053) concerns about adolescent work by age and sex of working adolescent

From: Perspectives of parents of working adolescents in Ontario, Canada

  U.S. Parents Ontario Parents
Parents indicating “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” Age of worker
14–17 yearsa
Age of worker
14–17 years (n = 408)
Age of worker
18–19 years (n = 99)
All ages
Male
(n = 544)
% (95% CI)
Female
(n = 509)
% (95% CI)
Male
(n = 199)
% (95% CI)
Female
(n = 209)
% (95% CI)
Male
(n = 45)
% (95% CI)
Female
(n = 54)
% (95% CI)
Total
(n = 507)
%(95% CI)
Not using protective equipment or clothing 41.4 (33.7, 49.1) 31.4 (23.7, 39.1) 60.6 (52.1, 68.5) 36.9 (28.4, 46.2) 63.6 (46.1,78.0) 53.2 (35.2, 70.3) 50.0 (44.3, 55.7)
Working late at night 34.5 (27.4, 41.5) 38.5 (31.2, 45.8) 55.6 (47.0, 63.8) 55.0 (45.8, 63.9) 62.5 (45.1, 77.1) 66.2 (48.7, 80.1) 56.9 (51.3, 62.4)
Not having safety training to do and complete job tasks safely 51.3 (43.6, 59.0) 44.7 (36.8, 52.7) 63.9 (55.6, 71.4) 47.3 (38.0, 56.7) 72.8 (55.4, 85.1) 62.2 (44.8, 77.0) 57.4 (51.7, 62.9)
Not having safety training to identify risky & hazardous conditions on the job n/a n/a 60.8 (52.2, 68.8) 50.5 (41.2, 59.7) 70.9 (52.9, 84.1) 73.2 (57.4, 84.7) 58.5 (52.8, 64.0)
Not having received adequate training. n/a n/a 53.4 (44.8, 61.7) 47.9 (38.7, 57.2) 55.0 (37.2, 71.7) 62.9 (45.8, 77.4) 52.1 (46.3, 57.7)
Not getting enough sleep because of his/her job 38.1 (30.6, 45.6) 40.8 (33.2, 48.4) 58.0 (49.4, 66.0) 54.8 (45.4, 63.9) 56.0 (38.0, 72.5) 69.2 (53.0, 81.7) 57.5 (51.7, 63.0)
Getting behind in school work because of his/her job 42.6 (35.3, 48.9) 47.6 (39.8, 55.3) 73.6 (65.4, 80.4) 68.6 (60.8, 75.4) 55.2 (37.3, 71.9) 68.7 (51.7, 81.9) 69.3 (64.3, 73.9)
Being rushed on the job. 30.9 (23.7, 38.0) 38.0 (30.2, 45.8) 63.1 (54.6, 70.8) 54.9 (45.5, 63.9) 72.1 (55.2, 84.4) 60.2 (42.6, 75.5) 60.1 (54.5, 65.5)
Handling hazardous equipment, chemicals or toxic substances. 34.3 (26.4, 42.2) 24.3 (17.3, 31.4) 55.2 (46.6, 63.4) 38.0 (29.2, 47.7) 53.0 (35.1, 70.2) 54.1 (36.2, 70.9) 47.5 (41.8, 53.3)
Doing hazardous tasks. 35.0 (27.3, 42.8) 29.7 (22.0, 37.4) 65.5 (56.9, 73.1) 47.1 (38.1, 56.3) 67.5 (49.2, 81.6) 71.5 (56.3, 83.0) 58.3 (52.7, 63.7)
Working alone. 38.5 (30.6, 46.4) 42.1 (34.4, 49.8) 53.8 (45.3, 62.0) 47.9 (36.3, 70.9) 54.1 (36.3, 70.9) 60.0 (42.5, 75.4) 51.9 (46.1, 57.6)
Getting physically or sexually assaulted. 26.0 (19.8, 32.2) 46.8 (39.0, 54.5) 51.4 (42.8, 59.8) 62.4 (53.2, 70.8) 51.5 (33.8, 68.9) 74.3 (59.0, 85.3) 58.2 (52.7, 63.6)
Being at work during a robbery. 46.3 (38.7, 54.0) 54.5 (46.8, 62.1) 67.2 (58.6, 74.8) 78.4 (70.2, 84.9) 76.2 (60.9, 86.8) 85.2 (72.5, 92.7) 74.5 (69.4, 79.0)
  1. a = U.S. results previously reported in: [9].
  2. n/a = not asked in the US survey