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Table 2 Serious illness suffered at workplace in past 12 months prior to the survey.

From: Occupational illnesses in the 2009 Zambian labour force survey

  Male Female Total
Characteristic n (%) n (%) n (%)
Suffered from any illnesses due to work in past 12 months    
Yes 3660 (12.0) 3027 (9.6) 6687 (10.8)
Total 30558 31525 62083
Most serious illness suffered from due to work in past 12 months    
Skin problems 151 (4.1) 110 (3.6) 261 (3.9)
Respiratory problems 268 (7.3) 142 (4.7) 410 (6.1)
Allergies 41 (1.1) 43 (1.4) 84 (1.3)
Diarrhoea 99 (2.7) 139 (4.6) 238 (3.6)
Fatigue 1360 (37.2) 1235 (40.8) 2595 (38.8)
Chest infections 691 (18.9) 428 (14.1) 1119 (16.7)
Fever 738 (20.2) 731 (24.2) 1469 (22.0)
Other 312 (8.5) 198 (6.5) 510 (7.6)
Total 3660 (100) 3026 (100) 6686 (100)
Stayed away from work due to above Illness    
Yes 2503 (68.4) 2133 (70.5) 4636 (69.4)
Total 3659 3025 6684
Days away from work due to above Illness    
<7 1103 (44.4) 963 (45.6) 2066 (45.0)
7-13 735 (29.6) 604 (28.6) 1339 (29.1)
14-20 322 (13.0) 250 (11.8) 572 (12.4)
21+ 325 (13.1) 293 (13.9) 618 (13.4)
Total 2485 (100) 2110 (100) 4595 (100)
Received compensation from work as a result of the above illness    
Yes 202 (5.6) 63 (2.1) 265 (4.0)
Total 3635 3011 6646
  1. Note: Numbers not adding up due to missing information.