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Table 2 Prevalence of diseases, frequency of consultations and sickness absence among all workers (n = 7992) in 2016–2017

From: Registered health problems and demographic profile of integrated textile factory workers in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Disease groupa Prevalence of disease among the workers (n1 = 7992 workers) Number of diagnosis (n2 = 27,320) Sick leaved (workdays absence)
Casesb % Diagnosis countc %
Respiratory diseases 2711 34 4691 17.2 2327
Musculoskeletal diseases 2312 29 3916 14.3 1949
Gastrointestinal infection 1666 21 2294 8.4 931
Peptic ulcer 1529 19 2306 8.4 1323
Injury 1388 17 1918 7.0 2951
Acute febrile illness 1325 17 2210 8.1 1822
Neurological and Psychiatric 1335 17 1894 6.9 810
Urinary tract infection 968 12 1358 5.0 527
Skin diseases 876 11 1140 4.2 475
Mouth disease 905 11 1129 4.1 397
Eye diseases 833 10 1049 3.8 482
Allergy 642 8 806 3.0 416
Reproductive health problem 502 6 679 2.5 547
Ear problem 251 3 298 1.1 92
Hemorrhoids 132 2 172 0.6 77
Hypertension 111 1 131 0.5 200
Anemia 115 1 127 0.5 59
Diabetic 67 1 105 0.4 99
Others 798 10 1097 4.0 1509
  1. aOne worker may be diagnosed for more than one disease group
  2. bNumber of workers diagnosed with the disease at least one time
  3. cNumber of diagnosis by the disease group, a worker may be diagnosed for more than one time for the disease group
  4. dNumber of workdays absence due to sick leave for each disease group