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Table 1 Weighted distribution of work-related injuries in the past 12 months by the sociodemographic and work characteristics among surveyed children (N = 7485)

From: Work-related injuries among 5 – 17 years-old working children in Egypt: findings from a national child labor survey

Characteristics Total surveyed children Work-related injuries
Weighted Row % (SE)
Unweighted Frequency Weighted Column % (SE) Yes No
Total sample 7485 100.0 (0.0) 24.1 (1.1) 75.9 (1.1)
Child age (years)
 5 – 11 1513 21.3 (0.7) 22.0 (1.7) 78.0 (1.7)
 12 – 14 2334 31.1 (0.7) 24.8 (1.5) 75.2 (1.5)
 15 – 17 3638 47.5 (0.9) 24.5 (1.2) 75.5 (1.2)
Child gender
 Boys 5721 76.4 (0.8) 26.5 (1.2) 73.5 (1.2)
 Girls 1764 23.6 (0.8) 16.2 (1.4) 83.8 (1.4)
Highest completed education level
 None 650 6.7 (0.5) 25.4 (2.5) 74.6 (2.5)
 Primary 1480 15.8 (0.6) 28.4 (1.7) 71.6 (1.7)
 Preparatory 637 7.3 (0.5) 24.5 (2.7) 75.5 (2.7)
 Secondary or above 118 1.6 (0.2) 28.3 (6.1) 71.7 (6.1)
 Not reported 4600 68.5 (1.0) 22.8 (1.3) 77.2 (1.3)
Place of residence
 Rural 5489 84.8 (0.8) 23.9 (1.2) 76.1 (1.2)
 Urban 1996 15.2 (0.8) 25.1 (1.8) 74.9 (1.8)
Wealth index quintile
 Highest (Richest) 239 3.2 (0.4) 12.5 (3.0) 87.5 (3.0)
 Fourth 767 10.4 (0.7) 25.0 (2.7) 75.0 (2.7)
 Middle 1493 20.9 (1.0) 25.0 (2.1) 75.0 (2.1)
 Second 2151 30.6 (1.1) 23.1 (1.8) 76.9 (1.8)
 Lowest (Poorest) 2835 34.9 (1.1) 25.2 (1.4) 74.8 (1.4)
Age at first time to work (years)
 5 – 11 4055 54.0 (1.1) 25.0 (1.4) 75.0 (1.4)
 12 – 14 2134 28.0 (0.9) 23.8 (1.3) 76.2 (1.3)
 15 – 17 722 9.0 (0.5) 19.9 (2.2) 80.1 (2.2)
 Not reported 574 8.9 (0.7) 23.8 (2.6) 76.2 (2.6)
Child activities combinations
 Work only 1046 11.5 (0.6) 27.3 (2.0) 72.7 (2.0)
 Work & Chores 1790 19.3 (0.7) 26.0 (1.7) 74.0 (1.7)
 Work & Schooling 887 13.3 (0.8) 27.5 (3.0) 72.5 (3.0)
 Work, Chores, and Schooling 3756 55.8 (1.1) 21.9 (1.3) 78.1 (1.3)
 Not reported 6 0.1 (0.0) 48.9 (23.8) 51.1 (23.8)
Status in employment
 Employee 2760 33.2 (1.0) 29.3 (1.4) 70.7 (1.4)
 Unpaid family worker 3976 56.8 (1.0) 21.7 (1.3) 78.3 (1.3)
 Own account worker or employer 130 1.4 (0.2) 13.3 (3.4) 86.7 (3.4)
 Not reported 619 8.7 (0.5) 21.7 (2.2) 78.3 (2.2)
Main economic activity
 Agriculture 4606 64.1 (1.4) 23.7 (1.3) 76.3 (1.3)
 Industry 2318 28.8 (1.2) 26.8 (1.7) 73.2 (1.7)
 Services 550 6.9 (0.5) 16.0 (2.7) 84.0 (2.7)
 Not reported 11 0.2 (0.1) 30.1 (13.4) 69.9 (13.4)
Main workplacea
 Dwelling 870 11.7 (0.7) 15.3 (2.5) 84.7 (2.5)
 Plantation, farms, or garden 3519 49.7 (1.2) 26.2 (1.5) 73.8 (1.5)
 Service or Sales places 951 11.9 (0.7) 14.4 (1.7) 85.6 (1.7)
 Factory or workshops 772 8.7 (0.6) 28.5 (2.4) 71.5 (2.4)
 Construction, mines, or quarries 363 4.7 (0.4) 44.8 (4.1) 55.2 (4.1)
 Others 393 4.6 (0.4) 23.5 (3.5) 76.5 (3.5)
 Not reported 617 8.7 (0.5) 21.7 (2.2) 78.3 (2.2)
Average work hours (per week)
 Less than 28 h 4263 60.9 (1.1) 20.7 (1.2) 79.3 (1.2)
 28—42 h 1426 18.0 (0.7) 27.9 (2.0) 72.1 (2.0)
 Over 42 h 1796 21.0 (0.8) 30.5 (1.9) 69.5 (1.9)
Exposure to ergonomic and safety hazards
 No 3078 43.5 (1.2) 9.6 (0.8) 90.4 (0.8)
 Yes 4407 56.5 (1.2) 35.2 (1.6) 64.8 (1.6)
Exposure to chemical hazards
 No 3677 50.3 (1.3) 12.8 (1.0) 87.2 (1.0)
 Yes 3808 49.7 (1.3) 35.5 (1.5) 64.5 (1.5)
Exposure to physical hazards
 No 5594 75.6 (1.0) 21.1 (1.2) 78.9 (1.2)
 Yes 1891 24.4 (1.0) 33.2 (1.8) 66.8 (1.8)
Receipt of vocational training
 No 6738 89.6 (0.5) 24.0 (1.1) 76.0 (1.1)
 Yes 133 1.8 (0.3) 38.4 (5.8) 61.6 (5.8)
 Not reported 614 8.6 (0.5) 21.4 (2.3) 78.6 (2.2)
Type of most serious injury (N = 1806)
 Superficial wound 1586 87.3 (1.3) - -
 Fracture 56 2.6 (0.4)   
 Dislocation/Sprain 50 3.4 (0.6)   
 Burn 47 2.4 (0.5)   
 Eye injury 64 4.2 (0.9)   
Effect of the most serious injuryb (N = 1806)  
 No disability 1018 57.9 (2.3) - -
 Temporary disability 733 39.6 (2.3)   
 Permanent disability 55 2.6 (0.5)   
  1. aDwelling: includes family dwelling, others’ dwelling, or client’s places. Service & commercial: includes formal office, shop, kiosk, coffee house, restaurant, hotel, fixed market stall, or in street work. Others: includes different places (mobile), work in pond, lake, river, or other places
  2. bDid not stop work or schooling (No disability), Stopped work or school for a short time (temporary disability), Stopped work or school completely (permanent disability)