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Table 5 Disposal of empty pesticide bottles (based on description)

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 = 356)
Time 3
(N = 358)
Time 4
(N = 355)
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Throw aside       
   Field 91 (25.6) 75 (20.9) 76 (21.4)
   Garden/around house 29 (8.1) 10 (2.8) 2 (0.6)
   Jungle 19 (5.3) 11 (3.1) 20 (5.6)
   Unspecified location 43 (12.1) 20 (5.6) 25 (7.0)
Collect/pile up       
   Garden/around house 50 (14.0) 63 (17.6) 42 (11.8)
   Field 36 (10.1) 54 (15.1) 39 (11.0)
   Unspecified location 69 (19.4) 68 (19.0) 42 (11.8)
Sell 40 (11.2) 33 (9.2) 52 (14.6)
Bury 21 (5.9) 26 (7.3) 6 (1.7)
Burn 17 (4.8) 21 (5.9) 10 (2.8)
Open pit/hole 13 (3.7) 20 (5.6) 45 (12.7)
Destroy 13 (3.7) 5 (1.4) 7 (2.0)
Wash 9 (2.5) 10 (2.8) 39 (11.0)
Reuse for another purpose 7 (2.0) 23 (6.4) 13 (3.7)
Keep in box 1 (0.3) 11 (3.1) 24 (6.8)