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Table 1 General, lifestyle and occupational data for men

From: Parallel assessment of male reproductive function in workers and wild rats exposed to pesticides in banana plantations in Guadeloupe

Characteristics Non exposed
workers
(n = 45)
Pesticide-exposed
banana plantation
workers
(n = 42)
P
Age, mean (SD) 38.4 (7.6) 34.8 (6.5) 0.02 *
Body mass index, mean (SD) 24.6 (3.3) 24.6 (3.3) 0.97 *
Body mass index, n (%)    
   < 25 28 (62) 26 (62) 0.86†
   25 – < 30 15 (33) 13(31)  
   > 30 2 (5) 3 (7)  
Tobacco, n (%)    
   Non smoker 23 (51) 32 (76) 0.02†
   Current or former smoker 22 (49) 10 (24)  
Alcohol, n (%)    
   Non drinker 10 (22) 15 (36) 0.17†
   Current or former drinker 35 (78) 27 (64)  
Drugs, n (%)    
   Non consumers 41 (91) 37 (88) 0.64†
   Current or former consumers 4 (9) 5 (12)  
Heat exposure, n (%)    
   No 43 (96) 38 (90) 0.35†
   Yes 2 (4) 4 (10)  
Solvent exposure, n (%)    
   No 28 (62) 36 (86) 0.01†
   Yes 17 (38) 6 (14)  
Diesel exhaust exposure, n (%)    
   No 38 (84) 36 (86) 0.87†
   Yes 7 (16) 6 (14)  
Season of semen analysis, n (%)    
   Spring or summer 28 (62) 20 (48) 0.17†
   Autumn or winter 17 (38) 22 (52)  
   Dry season 23 (51) 30 (71) 0.05†
   Wet season 22 (49) 12 (29)  
Abstinence before semen analysis (days), mean (SD) mean (SD) 4.1 (1.3) 3.9 (1.0) 0.80 *
  1. *: unpaired t-test; †: χ2 test