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Table 4 Associations between semen characteristics and pesticide exposure in men

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

Semen Characteristics Non
exposed
workers
(n = 45)
Pesticide-exposed
banana plantation
workers
(< 14 years)
(n = 21)
  Pesticide-exposed
banana plantation
workers
(> 14 years)
(n = 21)
  OR OR (95%CI) * P OR (95%CI) * P
Semen volume (< 2 mL) 1.0 1.0 (0.2, 6.0) 0.99 1.4 (0.2, 11.3) 0.77
Sperm concentration (< 20 millions/mL) 1.0 0.9 (0.2, 5.4) 0.92 2.0 (0.4, 10.1) 0.40
Total sperm count (< 40. millions) 1.0 1.7 (0.2, 12.1) 0.58 3.2 (0.5, 22.0) 0.24
"a" progressive sperm motility (< 25%) 1.0 1.6 (0.2, 17.4) 0.68 0.6 (0.1, 5.6) 0.59
"a" + "b" progressive sperm motility (< 50%) 1.0 0.7 (0.2, 2.3) 0.60 1.0 (0.3, 3.6) 0.99
Sperm morphology (< 13%) 1.0 0.9 (0.3, 2.8) 0.86 2.0 (0.6, 6.9) 0.28
  1. * adjusted for age, tobacco use, solvents, genital infections, season of sperm analysis and sexual abstinence