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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents

From: Pesticide use, erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase level and self-reported acute intoxication symptoms among vegetable farmers in Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Variable Farmers (n = 90) Control (n = 90)
Mean Age (years) 41.83 38.36
Respondent can easily read and write 50% 88%
Married respondents 91% 86%
Mean body mass index (kg/m2) 21.41 25.18
Smoking habit 23% 34%
Alcohol drinking habit 65% 33%
Mean land used by farmers (hectare)* 1.13(0.87; 1.39)  
Involvement in vegetable farming (years) 10.17(8.66; 11.69)  
Pesticide use years 10.30(8.86; 11.73)  
  1. Numbers in parenthesis are for 95% CI, * = 86 because 4 respondents were professional sprayer.