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Table 1 Demographics, behaviour and health status of farming and non-farming participants

From: Cholinesterase research outreach project (CROP): point of care cholinesterase measurement in an Australian agricultural community

Variables Farmers, n(%) Non-farmers, n(%)
Total participants 41 (100) 14 (100)
Age (years)
 Mean (±SD) 45 (10.1) 43 (10.2)
Age groups
 25–44 years 19 (46.3) 6 (42.9)
 45–64 years 19 (46.3) 7 (50.0)
 65+ years 3 (7.3) 1 (7.1)
Gender
 Male 38 (92.7) 9 (64.3)
 Female 3 (7.3) 5 (35.7)
Overall health
 Perceived health status
  Excellent 2 (4.8) 6 (42.9)
  Very good 27 (65.9) 7 (50.0)
  Good 11 (26.8) 1 (7.1)
  Fair 1 (2.4) 0 (0)
 Bodily pain in last 4 weeks (n = 38) (n = 14)
  None 0 (0) 1 (7.1)
  Very little 18 (47.3) 4 (28.6)
  Some 17 (44.7) 9 (64.3)
  Severe 3 (7.8) 0 (0)
Wellbeing (K10 score range)
 Low (10–15) 28 (68.3) 12 (85.7)
 Moderate (16–21) 12 (29.3) 1 (7.1)
 High (22–29) 0 (0) 1 (7.1)
 Very high (30+) 1 (2.4) 0 (0)
BMI categories
 Underweight (≤19) 0 (0) 1 (7.1)
 Acceptable (20–24.99) 14 (34.1) 6 (42.9)
 Overweight (25–29.99) 21 (51.2) 5 (35.7)
 Obese (30+) 6 (14.6) 2 (14.3)
Cholesterol risk
 Low (< 5.5) 31 (75.6) 9 (64.3)
 High (≥5.5) 9 (22.0) 5 (35.7)
Waist measurement risk level
 Female low risk (< 88 cm) 3 (7.3) 4 (28.6)
 Female high risk (≥88 cm) 0 (0) 1 (7.1)
 Male low risk (< 102 cm) 25 (61.0) 6 (42.9)
 Male high risk (≥102 cm) 12 (29.3) 3 (21.4)
Blood Glucose risk level
 Low (Fasting < 5.5) 27 (67.5) 7 (50)
 High (Fasting ≥5.5) 12 (30) 7 (50)
 Low (non-fasting < 6.5) 2 (2.5) 0 (0)
Respiratory Assessment (n = 38) (n = 12)
 Red (< 0.65) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Yellow (0.65–0.75) 2 (5.2) 1 (8.3)
 Green (≥0.75) 36 (94.7) 11 (91.6)
Smoking   
 Current smoker 4 (7.3) 0 (0)
 Ex-smoker 11 (26.8) 4 (28.6)
 Never smoker 26 (63.4) 10 (71.4)
Frequency of alcohol containing drink intake (n = 40) (n = 14)
 Never 2 (5.0) 1 (7.1)
 Monthly 3 (7.5) 3 (21.4)
 Once a week 6 (15) 1 (7.1)
 2 to 4 times per week 20 (50) 7 (50.0)
 5+ per week 9 (22.5) 2 (14.3)
Short term risky alcohol use (n = 39) (n = 13)
 Never 8 (20.5) 6 (46.1)
 Monthly 12 (30.7) 5 (38.4)
 Once a week 12 (30.7) 1 (7.6)
 2 to 4 times per week 7 (17.9) 0 (0)
 5+ per week 0 (0) 1 (7.6)