Table 2

Sex distribution (row %) of samples according to economic sectors and occupational exposures investigated

Study population
nSex unknownBoth sexesMen onlyWomen only
Exposure factor:
 Chemical2-150 23312.045.936.55.6
 Ergonomic2-150 656.264.621.57.7
 Psychosocial2-150 596.859.322.011.9
  • 2-150 p<0.05;

  • 2-165 p<0.001.

  • Each type of exposure was analysed separately, because several exposures may be studied in the same article. The distribution of sex for each exposure was compared with the distribution of sex for the other studies which did not deal with the exposure considered.