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Table 1 Socio-economic and work-related characteristics of tannery workers in Kanpur city, India, 2015

From: Reliability and validity of general health questionnaire (GHQ-12) for male tannery workers: a study carried out in Kanpur, India

Variables Tannery workers (%) (Numbers, N)
Age in yearsa 38.55 ± 1.42 286
Education
 Illiterate 66.32 189
 Up to primary 13.33 38
 Middle school 8.77 25
 High school & above 11.58 33
Work experience in current tannerya 10.10 ± 0.92 285
Work experience in previous tannerya 7.95 ± 1.25 99
Job status
 Temporary job (daily wages) 89.12 254
 Permanent job 10.88 31
Type of work
 Beam house work 8.42 24
 Wet finishing work 24.21 69
 Dry finishing work 50.53 144
 Miscellaneous work 16.84 48
Average working hours in daya 9.54 ± 0.19 285
Average working days in a weeka 6.50 ± 0.06 285
Religion
 Hindu 33.92 97
 Muslim 66.08 189
Caste
 SC/ST 65.38 187
 Other backward classes 18.53 53
 Others 5.59 16
 Don’t know 10.49 30
Exposure to the media
 No exposure 23.8 66
 Any exposure 76.92 220
  1. aMean ± SD