Table 2

Demographic characteristics of male shipyard workers in the respiratory infection consultations cohort (2000–2011)

Total
N=15 954
Manual labourers n=7207Welders
n=5865
Blaster/painter
n=1496
Firemen
n=363
Office workers
n=1023
p Value
Age: median (IQR)32 (27; 38)33 (27; 39)32 (28; 38)32 (27; 37)30 (26; 33)32 (27; 39)<0.001
Tenure in years—median (IQR)4 (2; 8)4 (2; 9)4 (2; 7)4 (2; 6)3 (2; 5)4 (2; 9)<0.001
Nationality—n (%)
 Bangladesh2234 (14)639 (9)1285 (22)150 (10)137 (38)23 (2) 
 India6221 (39)2891 (40)2162 (37)607 (41)102 (28)459 (45) 
 Philippines4141 (26)1646 (23)1782 (30)532 (36)63 (17)118 (12) 
 Pakistan1451 (9)895 (12)310 (5)144 (10)8 (2)94 (9) 
 50 others1907 (12)1136 (16)326 (6)63 (4)53 (15)329 (32)<0.001
Respiratory consultations: median (IQR)4 (1; 9)3 (1; 8)5 (2; 11)4 (2; 10)3 (1; 6)2 (1; 6)<0.001
  • Bold highlights statistical significance.