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Table 3 Lifetime poisoning signs and symptoms (n = 875) self reported by coffee and vegetable farmers in Arumeru district

From: Farmers' knowledge, practices and injuries associated with pesticide exposure in rural farming villages in Tanzania

  Sign/Symptom Frequency (Farmers)
1 Skin irritation 66
2 Chest pain 35
3 Coughing 34
4 Flu 65
5 Wheezing 14
6 Breathing with difficulty 40
7 Throat irritation 54
8 High fever 29
9 Excessive sweating 44
10 Nausea 34
11 Vomiting 6
12 Excessive salivation 43
13 Diarrhoea 10
14 Pain during urination 15
15 Stomachache 24
16 Tiredness 9
17 Nose bleeding 16
18 Blurred vision 42
19 Lacrimation 40
20 Eye irritation 61
21 Loss of appetite 21
22 Headache 66
23 Dizziness 49
24 Unconsciousness 10
25 Hands trembling 10
26 Sleepless nights 38
  Total 875