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Table 1 Self-reported illness among study populations during the last 6 months

From: Tobacco farming in rural Vietnam: questionable economic gain but evident health risks

No Symptoms Tobacco farmers
n(%)
Non-tobacco farmers
n(%)
1. Tiredness/weakness 434 (90.0)*** 372 (76.5)
2. Nausea 139 (28.8)*** 92 (18.9)
3. Vomiting 52 (10.8) 62 (12.8)
4. Dizziness 283 (58.7) 307 (63.2)
5. Headache 374 (77.6) 352 (72.4)
6. Abdominal pain 135 (28.0) 166 (34.2)
7. Insomnia 271 (56.2) 245 (50.4)
8. Difficult breathing/shortness of breath 117 (24.3) 102 (21.0)
9. Increased perspiration/sweating 321 (66.6)*** 134 (27.6)
10. Chill 99 (20.5)*** 56 (11.5)
11. High heart rate 129 (26.8)* 98 (20.2)
12. Pallor 84 (17.4) 65 (13.4)
13. Increased salivation 59 (12.2)* 38 (7.8)
14. Whole body dull pain 414 (85.9)* 388 (79.8)
15. Poor appetite 232 (48.1)*** 158 (32.5)
16. Itchy, rushing 113 (23.4)*** 68 (14.0)
  Total 482 (100) 486(100)
  1. *p < 0.05; *** p < 0.001