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Table 1 Comparison of general characteristics between tannery workers and control group

From: Prevalence of urinary symptoms and infections among traditional tannery workers in the Fez city of Morocco: case–control study

Characteristics of the study population Tannery workers n = 220 (%) Control group n = 220 (%) p-value
Age (years)
 18–40 62 (28.2) 84 (38.2) 0.063
 41–60 116 (52.7) 105 (47.7)
  > 60 42 (19.1) 31 (14.1)
BMI (Kg/m2)
 Underweight-normal 117 (62.2) 93 (52.5) 0.039
 Overweight-obesity 71 (37.8) 84 (47.5)
Educational level
 Illiterate 74 (33.6) 53 (24.1) 0.018
 Literate 146 (66.4) 167 (75.9)
Marital status
 Unmarried 34 (15.5) 29 (13.2) 0.230
 Married 186 (84.5) 191 (86.8)
Smoking
 Yes 64 (29.1) 46 (20.9) 0.610
 No 156 (70.9) 174 (79.1)
Biological hazards exposure
 Yes 162 (73.6)
 No 58 (26.4)
PPE use
 Yes 56 (25.5)
 No 153 (69.5)
Working area   
 Humid area 159 (72.3)
 Dry place 61 (27.7)
History of clinical conditions
 Diabetes 11 (5.0) 21 (9.5) 0.049
 High blood pressure (HBP) 34 (15.5) 20 (9.1) 0.029
  1. PPE personal protective equipment