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Table 1 Background characteristics of textile workers

From: Assessment of respiratory dust exposure and lung functions among workers in textile mill (Thamine), Myanmar: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (%)
Sex
 Male 19 (9.2)
 Female 188 (90.8)
Age (year)
  ≤ 30 61 (29.5)
 31–40 52 (25.1)
 41–50 56 (27.1)
  > 50 38 (18.4)
Mean ± SD (38.8 ± 11.2) years, Minimum 18 years, Maximum 60 years
Educational status
 Read and write 3 (1.4)
 Primary school education 18 (8.7)
 Middle school education 62 (30.0)
 High school education 93 (44.9)
 College or University 11 (5.3)
 Graduate and above 20 (9.7)
Current department
 Weaving 78 (37.7)
 Knitting 24 (11.6)
 Carding 13 (6.3)
 Spinning 40 (19.3)
 Twisting 40 (19.3)
 Opening 12 (5.8)
Duration of service in current department (year)
  ≤ 5 54 (26.1)
 6–10 54 (26.1)
 11–15 16 (7.7)
  > 15 83 (40.1)
 Mean ± SD (13.4 ± 10.6) years, Minimum 0.5 year, Maximum 39.0 years
Smoking status
 No 199 (96.1)
 Yes 8 (3.9)