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Table 3 Health conditions and health- and safety-related conditions in the workplace (n = 330)

From: Factors associated with self-rated health among mineworkers in Zambia: a cross-sectional study

  Regular employees (n = 213) Contract employees (n = 125) P value
n % n %  
Self-rated health
 Average/bad 58 27.9 31 25.4 0.625
 Very good/good 150 72.1 91 74.6  
Availability of health check-ups by the company
 No 24 11.8 22 18.2 0.113
 Yes 179 88.2 99 81.8  
Received a health check-up in the last year
 No 25 12.0 13 10.7 0.078
 Yes, by the company 168 80.4 90 73.8  
 Yes, by self-provision 16 7.7 19 15.6  
Occurrence of a health problem/concern
 No 130 66.7 74 63.2 0.539
 Yes 65 33.3 43 36.8  
Experienced an accident in the workplace
 No 129 65.5 77 65.8 0.953
 Yes 68 34.5 40 34.2  
Experienced violence from the boss
 No 99 50.8 53 46.9 0.513
 Yes 96 49.2 60 53.1  
Experienced violence from colleagues
 No 142 72.8 78 69.6 0.552
 Yes 53 27.2 34 30.4  
Supervision in the workplace
 No 41 19.7 16 13.3 0.142
 Yes 167 80.3 104 86.7  
Self-evaluation of safety of the workplace
 Not safe 63 31.0 30 25.0 0.247
 Safe 140 69.0 90 75.0  
  1. Chi-square tests were conducted
  2. Missing values were excluded from the analysis