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Table 2 Baseline background characteristics of female Cambodian garment workers with completed follow-up by groupa

From: Impact of lunch provision on anthropometry, hemoglobin, and micronutrient status of female Cambodian garment workers: exploratory randomized controlled trial

  Group
Intervention Control
Total, n (%) 86 (50) 86 (50)
Age, years 21 ± 3b 21 ± 3
Weight, kg 46 ± 6 47 ± 6
Height, cm 153 ± 5 154 ± 6
School attendance, years 7 ± 2 7 ± 2
Marital status, n (%)
 Single 81 (94) 81 (94)
 Married 4 (5) 4 (5)
 Widowed 1 (1) 1 (1)
Hometown province, n (%)
 Phnom Penh 2 (2) 5 (6)
 Others 84 (98) 81 (94)
Duration of employment in factory, months 14 ± 9 13 ± 9
Monthly basic salary, USD 131 ± 14 131 ± 9
Last monthly salary (incl. bonus, overtime, and allowance), USD 198 ± 37 191 ± 31c
Job type in factory, n (%)
 Sewing 52 (60) 57 (66)
 Quality control 16 (19) 12 (14)
 Buttoning 8 (9) 4 (5)
 Cutting 4 (5) 3 (3)
 Packaging 3 (3) 3 (3)
 Others 3 (3) 7 (8)
Accommodation on workdays, n (%)
 Hometown, family household 18 (21) 32 (37)
 Nearby place of friend/family 4 (5) 1 (1)
 Nearby shared room for rent 63 (73) 52 (60)
 Nearby private room for rent 1 (1) 1 (1)
Number of people in family household 4.6 ± 1.4 5.2 ± 1.6
Wealth index of family household 1.9 ± 2.8 2.4 ± 3.6
Participant’s monthly payment to family household, USD 119 ± 39 122 ± 41d
Family household’s primary source of income, n (%)
 Wage employment 46 (53) 54 (63)
 Farming 22 (26) 17 (20)
 Casual labor 6 (7) 10 (12)
 Business/petty trade 7 (8) 4 (5)
 Others 5 (6) 1 (1)
  1. USD United States Dollar
  2. aTotal n = 172
  3. bMean ± SD (all such values)
  4. cn = 82 (n = 4 newcomer (≤1 month of employment) without previous monthly salary from this factory)
  5. dn = 85 (n = 1 participant without monthly payment to family household)