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Table 3 Self-reported health outcomes of 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

Health outcomes Total Women only Men only Younger groupb Older groupb
  n %
(95%CIa)
n %
(95%CI)
n %
(95%CI)
n %
(95%CI)
n %
(95%CI)
Self-reported health
 Very good 198 17.7
(15.5–20.1)
130 16.3
(13.8–19.1)
68 21.2
(16.8–26.1)
125 20.5
(17.4–23.9)
73 14.4
(11.4–17.7)
 Good 496 44.4
(41.4–47.3)
337 42.3
(38.8–45.8)
159 49.5
(43.9–55.1)
291 47.7
(43.7–51.8)
205 40.4
(36.1–44.8)
 Moderate 331 29.6
(26.9–32.4)
251 31.5
(28.3–34.8)
80 24.9
(20.3–30.0)
156 25.6
(22.2–29.2)
175 34.3
(30.3–38.8)
 Bad 72 6.4
(5.1–8.0)
61 7.7
(5.9–9.7)
11 3.4
(1.7–6.0)
31 5.1
(3.5–7.1)
41 8.1
(5.9–10.8)
 Very bad 21 1.9
(1.2–2.9)
18 2.3
(1.3–3.5)
3 0.9
(0.2–2.7)
7 1.1
(0.5–2.4)
14 2.8
(1.5–4.6)
Prevalence of self-reported health complaints in the past 2 months
 Back pain 567 50.8
(47.7–53.7)
433 54.3
(50.8–57.8)
134 41.7
(36.3–47.4)
292 47.9
(43.8–51.9)
275 54.1
(49.7–58.5)
 Sleeplessness 343 30.7
(28.0–33.5)
246 30.9
(27.7–34.2)
97 30.2
(25.2–35.6)
153 25.1
(21.7–28.7)
190 37.4
(33.2–41.8)
 Headache 764 68.3
(65.5–71.1)
571 71.6
(68.4–74.8)
193 60.1
(54.5–65.5)
413 67.6
(63.8–71.4)
351 69.1
(64.9–73.1)
 Breathing problems 74 6.6
(5.2–8.2)
65 8.2
(6.4–10.3)
9 2.8
(1.3–5.3)
32 5.2
(3.6–7.3)
42 8.3
(6.0–11.0)
 Cold 618 55.3
(52.3–58.2)
457 57.3
(53.8–60.8)
161 50.2
(44.6–55.8)
324 53.1
(49.1–57.1)
294 57.9
(53.4–62.2)
 Tuberculosis 9 0.8
(0.4–1.5)
7 0.9
(0.4–1.8)
2 0.6
(0.1–2.2)
3 0.5
(0.1–1.4)
6 1.2
(0.04–0.26)
 Jaundice 497 44.5
(41.5–47.4)
363 45.5
(42.0–49.1)
134 41.7
(36.3–47.4)
259 42.5
(38.5–46.5)
238 46.9
(42.4–51.3)
 Stomach problems 323 28.9
(26.2–31.6)
244 30.6
(27.4–33.9)
79 24.6
(20.0–29.7)
160 26.2
(22.8–29.9)
163 32.1
(28.0–36.3)
 Muscle cramps 477 42.7
(39.7–45.6)
363 45.5
(42.0–49.1)
114 35.5
(30.3–41.0)
234 38.4
(34.5–42.4)
243 47.8
(43.4–52.3)
 Eye problems 253 22.6
(20.2–25.2)
194) 24.3
(21.4–27.5)
59 18.4
(14.3–23.1)
105 17.2
(14.3–20.4)
148 29.1
(25.2–33.3)
  1. aCI confidence interval
  2. bAccording to age median split at < 26/ ≥ 26 years