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Table 2 Prevalences of social stressors and social resources at work among n = 1118 ready-made garment workers

From: Social stressors and social resources at work and their association with self-reported health complaints among ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

  Total Women only Men only Younger groupb Older groupb
n %
(95% CIa)
n %
(95% CI)
n %
(95% CI)
n %
(95% CI)
n %
(95% CI)
Social conflict at work
 Bullied by your colleagues on the same rank 163 14.6
(12.6- 16.8)
116 14.6
(12.2–17.2)
47 14.6
(11.0–19.0)
80 13.1
(10.5–16.1)
83 16.3
(13.2–19.8)
 Bullied by your supervisor 137 12.3
(10.4–14.3)
94 11.8
(9.6–14.2)
43 13.4
(9.9–17.6)
68 11.1
(8.8–13.9)
69 13.6
(10.7–16.9)
Combined bullying variable
 Bullied neither by supervisor nor by colleagues 912 81.6
(79.3–83.9)
653 81.9
(79.1–84.5)
259 80.7
(75.9–84.9)
506 83.0
(79.7–85.9)
406 79.9
(76.2–83.3)
 Bullied by either supervisor or colleagues 108 9.7
(8.0–11.6)
76 9.5
(7.6–11.8)
32 10.0
(6.9–13.8)
58 9.5
(7.3–12.1)
50 9.8
(7.4–12.8)
 Bullied by both, supervisor, and colleagues 96 8.6
(7.0–10.4)
67 8.4
(6.6–10.6)
29 9.0
(6.1–12.7)
45 7.4
(5.4–9.7)
51 10.0
(7.6–13.0)
Leadership at work
 Supervisors do not care about workers' problems 500 44.7
(41.8–47.7)
343 43.0
(39.6–46.6)
157 48.9
(43.3–54.5)
283 46.4
(42.2–50.4)
217 42.7
(38.4–47.1)
 Supervisors take decisions that are free of personal bias 846 75.7
(73.0–78.2)
593 74.4
(71.2–77.4)
253 78.8
(73.9–83.2)
473 77.5
(74.0–80.8)
373 73.4
(69.4–77.2)
Combined leadership variable
 Neither do supervisors care about problems nor do they take decisions free of bias 115 10.3
(8.6–12.3)
82 10.3
(8.3–12.6)
33 10.3
(7.2–14.1)
54 8.9
(6.7–11.4)
61 12.0
(9.3–15.2)
 Supervisors do care about problems or take decisions free of bias 536 48.2
(45.2–51.2)
378 47.4
(43.9–51.0)
158 49.2
(43.6–54.8)
311 51.0
(46.9–55.0)
225 44.3
(39.9–48.7)
 Supervisors do care about problems and take decisions free of bias 461 41.5
(38.5–44.4)
332 41.7
(38.2–45.2)
129 40.2
(34.8–45.8)
244 40.0
(36.1–44.0)
217 42.7
(38.4–47.1)
Social support at work
 Support from your colleagues on the same rank 900 80.5
(78.1–82.8)
635 79.7
(76.7–82.4)
265 82.6
(78.0–86.5)
508 83.3
(80.1–86.2)
392 77.2
(73.3–80.7)
 Support from your supervisor 961 86.0
(83.8–87.9)
686 86.1
(83.5–88.4)
275 85.7
(81.4–89.3)
543 89.0
(86.3–91.4)
418 82.3
(78.7–85.5)
Combined support variable
 Supported neither by supervisor nor by colleagues 103 9.2
(7.6–11.1)
70 8.8
(6.9–11.0)
33 10.3
(7.2–14.2)
43 7.0
(5.1–9.4)
60 11.8
(9.1–14.9)
 Supported by either supervisor or colleagues 167 14.9
(12.9–17.2)
132 16.6
(14.0–19.3)
35 10.9
(7.7–14.8)
83 13.6
(11.0–16.6)
84 16.5
(13.4–20.1)
 Supported by both, supervisor, and colleagues 846 75.7
(73.2–78.3)
594 74.5
(71.4–77.5)
252 78.5
(73.6–82.9)
484 79.3
(75.9–82.5)
362 71.3
(67.1–75.2)
Hierarchical interactions at work
 Trust in the information that comes from the management 921 82.4
(80.0–84.6)
679 85.2
(82.5–87.6)
242 75.4
(70.3–80.0)
507 83.1
(79.9–86.0)
414 81.5
(77.8–84.8)
 Management trusts the employees to do their work well (perceived) 1052 94.1
(92.6–95.4)
761 95.5
(93.8–96.8)
291 90.7
(86.9–93.6)
577 94.6
(92.5–96.2)
475 93.5
(91.0–95.5)
Combined trust variable
 Vertical trust in neither of both directions 37 3.3
(2.4–4.6)
21 2.6
(1.6–4.0)
16 5.0
(2.9–8.1)
1 2.8
(1.6–4.4)
20 3.9
(2.4–6.0)
 Vertical trust in one direction 177 15.9
(13.8–18.2)
110 13.8
(11.5–16.4)
67 20.9
(16.6–25.7)
97 15.9
(13.1–19.0)
80 15.7
(12.7–19.2)
 Vertical trust in both directions 897 80.7
(78.3–83.0)
665 83.4
(80.7–45.2)
232 72.3
(67.9–77.1)
493 80.8
(77.5–83.9)
404 79.5
(75.8–83.0)
  1. aCI confidence interval
  2. bAccording to age median split at < 26/ ≥ 26 years