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Table 3 Reported symptoms by farmers (in the last month and immediately after pesticide use) and controls (in the last month)

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

Symptoms In the last month Ever experienced any symptoms immediately after pesticide use
Farmers (%) Controls (% ) P-value Farmers (%)
(n = 90) (n = 90) (n = 90)
Nausea 25 8 <0.01 47
Blurred vision 50 16 <0.01 70
Dizziness 34 6 <0.01 56
Skin Allergy 25 17 0.159 50
Excessive Salivation 3 3 1.0 x 5
Muscle cramps 40 16 <0.01x 51
Headache 40 8 <0.01 55
Trembling hands 24 8 <0.01 33
Difficulty in breathing 21 4 <0.01x 30
Extreme tiredness 47 20 <0.01 70
Vomiting 6 1 0.11x 20
Abdominal pain 23 5 <0.01 36
Loss of appetite 24 6 <0.01 35
Lack of coordination 22 5 <0.01 31
Excessive sweating 43 17 <0.01 61
Difficulty in speaking 8 1 0.03x 18
Dry mouth 35 7 <0.01 46
  1. x = Fisher's exact test.