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Comment: working conditions and health in Central America: a survey of 12 024 workers in six countries. by Benavides FG et al.
  1. Olaf C Jensen
  1. Correspondence to Dr Olaf C Jensen, Saltra-Panama & University of Southern Denmark, Niels Bohrs Vej 9, Esbjerg dk-6700, Denmark; ocj{at}

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The objective of the study is to describe the survey methodology and present initial general findings.1 A ‘representative sample’ was drawn from the last census data available, randomly selecting 167 census segments from all departments in the countries proportional to the respective populations in the departments or provinces. Within each sampling segment, 12 households were …

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