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Table 1 Occupational distribution of hepatitis E cases reported from east-coast and non-coastal areas of Zhejiang Province, China in 2004–2017

From: Acute sporadic hepatitis E in the Zhejiang coastal area of China: a 14-year hospital-based surveillance study

Occupations Coastal areas (%, n) Non-coastal areas (%, n) P value
Farmers 44.36% (4177) 51.76% (9301) P < 0.001
Housekeepers 10.05% (946) 4.04% (726)
Workers 12.37% (1165) 11.20% (2012)
Retirees 5.59% (526) 8.58% (1542)
Others 6.44% (606) 1.39% (249)
Officers 3.90% (367) 5.58% (1003)
Businessmen 4.60% (433) 6.14% (1103)
Migrant labor 2.51% (236) 2.83% (509)
Students 1.67% (157) 0.90% (161)
Teachers 1.26% (119) 1.34% (241)
Food industry 0.98% (92) 0.86% (154)
Fishermen 0.63% (59) 0.06% (10)
Non-nursery governess 0.27% (25) 0.04% (8)
Medical workers 0.52% (49) 0.65% (116)
Public service 0.30% (28) 0.21% (38)
Seafarers and long-distance drivers 0.12% (11) 0.10% (18)
Nursery governess 0.04% (4) 0.02% (3)
Herdsman 0.03% (3) 0.04% (7)
Nursed baby 0.05% (5) 0.13% (24)
Unknown 4.31% (406) 4.14% (743)
Total 100% (9416) 100% (17,968)
  1. Notes: We used the chi-square test to compare the occupational distribution between coastal and non-coastal areas of Zhejiang Province, China during 2004–2017