Table 2

The sociodemographic characteristics of building construction who had sustained occupational injuries in the Gambia

VariablesNoYesP value
n (%)n (%)
Age—years (mean±SD) (33.8±9.5)0.695
 18–2534 (6.8)38 (7.6)
 26–3585 (17.0)119 (23.8)
 ≥3699 (19.8)125 (25.0)
Gender0.014
 Male194 (38.8)272 (54.4)
 Female24 (4.8)10 (2.0)
Religion0.808
 Muslim203 (40.6)261 (52.2)
 Christian15 (3.0)21 (4.2)
Nationality0.718
 Gambian206 (41.2)266 (53.2)
 Non-Gambian12 (2.4)16 (3.2)
Marital status0.525
 Single86 (17.2)103 (20.6)
 Married131 (26.2)174 (34.8)
 Divorced/widow1 (0.2)5 (0.8)
Educational level0.433
 No formal education53 (10.6)99 (13.2)
 Primary48 (9.6)60 (12.0)
 Secondary74 (14.8)113 (40.1)
 Tertiary43 (8.6)43 (8.6)
Work experience (years)0.414
 1–582 (16.4)114 (22.8)
 6–1067 (13.4)94 (18.8)
 ≥1169 (13.8)74 (14.8)
Employment type0.722
 Daily paid73 (14.6)102 (20.4)
 Temporal87 (17.4)113 (22.6)
 Permanent58 (11.6)67 (13.4)
Hours worked per day0.005
 <834 (6.8)74 (14.8)
 8162 (32.4)192 (38.4)
 >822 (4.4)16 (3.2)
Estimated gross monthly income0.812
 <10 000101 (20.2)126 (25.2)
 10 000–15 00066 (13.2)93 (18.6)
 >15 00051 (10.2)63 (12.6)
Smoking<0.001
 Yes81 (16.2)150 (30)
 No137 (27.4)132 (26.4)
Alcohol consumption0.041
 Yes267 (53.7)14 (2.8)
 No213 (42.9)3 (0.6)