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Table 9 Acute respiratory symptoms in exposed female and male farmers

From: Gender and respiratory findings in workers occupationally exposed to organic aerosols: A meta analysis of 12 cross-sectional studies

Group Sex N Cough % Dyspnea % Throat Eye irritation % Nose Headache %
      irritation % dryness %   secretion % dryness % bleeding %  
Swine F 18 72.2 61.1 77.8 72.2 77.8 33.3 33.3 11.1 50.0
  M 41 70.7 56.1 46.3 65.9 46.3 14.6 29.3 7.3 9.8
Poultry F 91 40.2 39.5 30.2 20.5 30.2 20.5 31.2 15.2 20.3
  M 252 39.5 37.2 30.1 24.5 35.7 27.5 30.2 17.3 15.7
Agriculture F 76 48.5 34.5 35.0 35.5 39.5 14.5 29.5 8.1 31.0
  M 738 30.5 26.0 24.0 28.1 33.4 9.0 22.2 34.1 17.0
Livestock F 67 52.2 44.8 52.2 15.3 31.3 10.5 32.8 9.2 12.3
  M 169 52.1 44.9 38.5 16.2 32.5 17.3 36.1 10.3 9.5
All farmers F 252 53.3 44.9 48.8 35.9 44.7 19.7 31.7 10.9 28.4
  M 1200 48.2 41.0 34.7 33.7 36.9 17.1 29.4 17.2 13.0
  1. F = female
  2. M = male