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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the subjects

From: Emissions generated by sugarcane burning promote genotoxicity in rural workers: a case study in Barretos, Brazil

  Controls Sugarcane cutters
Individuals (N) 30 23
Mean age (± SD*) 30.50 (5.5) 31.00 ( 6.7)
Work hours, mean (± SD) 46.33 (8.3) 51.39 (3.9)
N** of Smokers (± SD) 7 5
N** Ex-smokers 1 0
Mean age for beginning cigarette smoking (± DP) 17.00 (2.0) 16.40 (2.3)
N Risk of inhalation of harmful substances*** (in earlier jobs) 9 -
N Medication (Current) 30 21
No (%) 26 (86.7) 18 (85.8)
Yes (%)**** 4 (13.3) 3 (14.2)
N Diseases related to work 30 23
Yes (%)***** 1 (3.3) 1 (4.3)
No (%) 29 (96.7) 22 (95.7)
  1. SD* = Standard Deviation; N** = Number of subjects; ***Harmful substances: dust, smoke, gases and chemicals; ****Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-muscarinic, antihypertensive and analgesic; *****1 control with wrist synovial tendinitis and 1 sugar cane cutter with muscle aches and cramps.
  2. (−) Not applied to the cutter group.