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Table 2 Medical, andrological and reproductive characteristics in 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
Tanner, n (%)    
   3 2 (5) 1 (2) 0.75†
   4 15 (33) 12 (29)  
   5 28 (62) 29 (69)  
Testicular volume (ml), mean (SD)    
   Right testis 20.3 (8.3) 20.3 (8.7) 0.99*
   Left testis 18.1 (7.7) 18.8 (6.4) 0.65*
   Both testes 38.4 (15.3) 39.1 (12.6) 0.82*
Testicular temperature (°C), mean (SD)    
   Right testis 35.2 (0.7) 35.1 (0.7) 0.53*
   Left testis 35.3 (0.7) 35.2 (0.6) 0.78*
Central temperature (°C), mean (SD) 36.9 (0.4) 36.9 (0.3) 0.76*
Past genital infection, n (%)    
   No 40 (89) 28 (67) 0.01†
   Yes 5 (11) 14 (33)  
Inguinal hernia (treated), n (%)    
   No 43 (96) 39 (93) 0.59†
   Yes 2 (4) 3 (7)  
Has conceived at least one child, n (%)    
   No 16 (36) 7 (17) 0.06†
   Yes 29 (64) 35 (83)  
Time to pregnancy (last conception), n (%)    
   ≤ 12 months 26 (96) 28 (90) 0.37†
   > 12 months 1 (4) 3 (10)  
  1. *: unpaired t-test; †: χ2 test