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Table 3 Reported lifetime occupational exposures and related industries (N = 576)

From: Occupation, smoking, and chronic obstructive respiratory disorders: a cross sectional study in an industrial area of Catalonia, Spain

  Men Women
Total number (%) 280 (100%) 296 (100%)
Lifetime occupational exposure to
   Dust 144 (51%) 110 (37%)
   Fumes or gases 84 (30%) 25 (8%)
   Dust, fumes or gases, or both 176 (63%) 122 (41%)
Reported jobs in relation to exposures
   Textile industry 41 (23%) 76 (62%)
   Metal industry 49 (28%) 8 (7%)
   Construction 28 (16%) 1 (1%)
   Chemical industry 9 (5%) 13 (11%)
   Other 49 (28%) 24 (20%)