International Journal of Nephrology / 2019 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

High Incidence of Moderately Reduced Renal Function and Lead Bioaccumulation in Agricultural Workers in Assin South District, Ghana: A Community-Based Case-Control Study

Table 5

Safety practices of cases.

Questions related to safety practices of casesN (%)

Have you undertaken any integrated PEST management training?
No43 (51.8)
Yes40 (48.2)
How do you mix agrochemicals?
By machine13 (15.7)
Using bare hands27 (32.5)
Using rod38 (45.8)
Do not mix agrochemicals5 (6.0)
Do you wear gloves when preparing/applying agrochemical?
No80 (96.4)
Yes3 (3.6)
Do you wear goggles when preparing/applying agrochemical?
No79 (95.2)
Yes4 (4.8)
Do you wear nose masks when preparing/applying agrochemical?
No74 (89.2)
Yes9 (10.8)
Do you wear overall when preparing/applying agrochemical?
No69 (83.1)
Yes14 (16.9)
Do you wear closed shoes when preparing/applying agrochemical?
No42 (47.0)
Yes41 (49.4)
Do you break to eat when spraying/applying agrochemicals?
No55 (66.3)
Yes28 (33.7)
Do you wash clothes used during spraying of agrochemicals with other household clothes?
No62 (74.7)
Yes21 (25.3)
How do you dispose of containment of agrochemical?
Buried/burned12 (14.5)
Discarded near the river/field/canal70 (84.3)
Used at home1 (1.2)

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