Table 2

 Percentage of working participants judged to have had exposure to sensitisers and/or irritants at work, by age and gender*

Age (years)MaleFemale
*p⩽0.05 in each age category comparing males to females.
18–2562% (26/42)40% (36/91)
26–3561% (39/64)37% (42/113)
36–4561% (45/74)43% (75/173)
Total61% (110/180)41% (153/377)