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Table 1 Storage of pesticides before and after the introduction of the boxes1

From: Evaluation of acceptability and use of lockable storage devices for pesticides in Sri Lanka that might assist in prevention of self-poisoning

  Time 1
(N = 400)
Time 3
(N = 362)
Time 4
(N = 355)
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Box (locked away) (6) (1.7%) 357 (98.6) 343 (96.6)
Garden 185 (51.5) 2 (0.6) 3 (0.8)
Field 140 (39.0) 6 (1.7) 25 (7.0)
Separate building 71 (19.8) 2 (0.6) 1 (0.3)
House 68 (19.0) 6 (1.7) 6 (1.7)
On top of/under box      4 (1.1)
Other 3 (0.9) 2 (0.6) 2 (0.6)
  1. 1 Multiple responses could be given, hence the percentages add up to greater than 100%