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Table 5 Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by study population, Beit-U'mmar village, 1998 and 2006

From: Pesticide use and opportunities of exposure among farmers and their families: cross-sectional studies 1998-2006 from Hebron governorate, occupied Palestinian territory

PPE 1998 (n = 61) 2006 (n = 250) Crude Prevalence Difference (PD) Adjusted Prevalence Difference (aPD)a
  No. (%) No. (%)   
Gloves 15 (25.0) 73 (29.0) +0.05 (-0.08, +0.17) +0.04 (-0.10, +0.17)
Mask 9 (15.0) 73 (29.0) +0.14 (+0.02, +0.27) +0.11 (-0.02, +0.25)
Goggles 8 (13.0) 66 (26.0) +0.13 (+0.01, +0.25) +0.12 (-0.01, +0.25)
Long boots 11 (18.0) 70 (28.0) +0.10 (-0.02, +0.22) +0.07 (-0.07,+0.20)
Coverall 15 (25.0) 71 (28.0) +0.04 (-0.09, +0.16) +0.01 (-0.13,+0.14)
  1. a Adjusted for farmer's age, years of farming, educational years, socio-economic status, and main crops (plums, apples, vegetable)