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Table 1 Comparing storage of pesticides among 156 farming households in Sri Lanka at baseline and seven months after distribution of safe storage devices.

From: Safe storage of pesticides in Sri Lanka – Identifying important design features influencing community acceptance and use of safe storage devices

Storage practices* Baseline survey Follow up Survey
Pesticides in house – unlocked 64 (41%) 21 (13%)
Pesticides in house – locked 8 (5%) 39 (25%)
Pesticides in garden – unlocked 33 (21%) 24 (15%)
Pesticides in garden – locked 0 57 (37%)
Pesticides in field – unlocked 51 (33%) 5 (3%)
Pesticides in field – locked 0 10 (6%)
Total 156(100%) 156(100%)
  1. The 156 households could choose between an in-house storage device or an in-field storage device.
  2. * based on observations and interviews with the adult household members