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Pesticide poisoning and its related factors among Korean farmers

 Shin DC  ;  Kim HJ  ;  Jung SH  ;  Park CY  ;  Lee SY  ;  Kim CB 
 MEDICINA DEL LAVORO, Vol.89(Suppl 2) : S129-S135, 1998 
Journal Title
MEDICINA DEL LAVORO (La Medicina del Lavoro)
Issue Date
Adult ; Age Factors ; Agricultural Workers' Diseases/chemically induced* ; Agricultural Workers' Diseases/prevention & control ; Female ; Humans ; Korea ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Pesticides/poisoning* ; Risk Factors ; Socioeconomic Factors
This study has been carried out to assess the health damages due to pesticide use and its related risk factors among Korean farmers. Data regarding pesticide handling and poisoning symptoms were collected by means of a questionnaire filled in by 1,032 farmers from two provinces. The results showed that during summer farming 21.9% of the subjects experienced suspected pesticide poisoning. 18.8% mild poisoning, and 2% more serious poisoning. Univariate and logistic regression analyses between "no poisoning", including the "suspected poisoning" and "poisoning" groups, were performed to select significant variables related to pesticide poisoning. Four variables were significantly associated: sex, days of consecutive pesticide use, hours of pesticide use per day, having received safety education (weakly associated), and compliance with safety guidelines for application. Safety education was weakly associated with poisoning, while age, education, wearing protective gear, and compliance with safety guidelines for personal hygiene after pesticide use were not significant risk factors to determine pesticide poisoning.
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Han Joong(김한중)
Shin, Dong Chun(신동천) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4252-2280
Jung, Sang Hyuk(정상혁)
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