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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: Sensitization to workplace respiratory allergens among bakery workers in Douala, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

Variables Number Percentage
N = 229  
Gender   
  Male 222 96.9%
  Female 7 3.1%
Age (years)   
  Median (IQR) 35 (30 – 42)  
  20–29 56 24.5%
  30–39 99 43.2%
  40–49 49 21.4%
  50–59 25 10.9%
Work seniority (years)   
  Median (IQR) 10 (5 – 15)  
Daily exposure (hours)   
  Median (IQR) 9 (8 – 10)  
  ≤8 104 45.4%
  >8 125 54.6%
Smoking   
  Yes 55 24%
  Ex smoker 7 3.1%
  No smoking 167 71.9%
Symptoms of asthma   
  Cough during the night 59 25.8%
  Ever wheezing 9 3.9%
  Ever wheezing during exercise 8 3.5%
  Work related wheezing 6 2.6%
Rhinitis   
  Yes 56 24.5%
  No 173 75.5%
Work related rhinitis 35 15.3%
Rhinoconjuntivitis 15 6.6%