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Table 4 Adverse reproductive outcomes in traders pregnant whilst in WWJ stratified according to trading areas

From: The effects of occupational pollutants on the reproductive health of female informal street traders in Warwick junction, Durban, South Africa – a cross-sectional study

Reproductive outcomeN (%) (n = 120)Exposed areas (n = 71)Non-exposed areas (n = 49)
  Mealie cookers (n = 19)Bovine head market (n = 18)Traditional herb market (n = 34)Clothing market (n = 23)Fresh produce + roadside vendors (n = 24)Other (n = 2)
Spontaneous abortions9 (8)1 (2)2 (5)4 (5)2 (3)00
Low birth weight*35 (29)9 (18)4 (9)11 (15)6 (7)3 (6)2 (25)
Infertility(n = 305)**17 (6)4 (8)1 (2)5 (6)4 (5)2 (4)1 (13)
  1. *p = 0.000
  2. **p = 0.002