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Table 2 Socioeconomic characteristic of the respondents and illness reported by the respondents

From: Occupational hazards and health cost of women cotton pickers in Pakistani Punjab

Characteristics Number of cotton pickers (%)
Bt cotton households Non-Bt cotton households
Age group (years)
 14–30 67 (34) 29 (39)*
 31–40 56 (29) 16 (22)*
 Above 40 73 (37) 29 (39)
Education   
 Illiterate 67 (34) 43 (58)**
 Literate 129 (66) 31 (42)**
Cotton picking experience (years)
 1–5 45 (23) 18 (24)
 6–10 38 (19) 16 (22)
 11–15 45 (23) 6 (8)**
 Above 15 68 (35) 34 (46)**
Household monthly income (US$)  
 Below 118 142 (72) 26 (35)**
 118–175 45 (23) 42 (57)**
 Above 175 9 (5) 6 (8)**
Illness due to cotton picking (No.)
 No effect 77 (39) 25 (34)*
 One 51 (26) 21 (28)
 Two 39 (20) 15 (20)
 Three 12 (6) 6 (8)
 Four or above 17 (9) 7 (10)
  1. * p < 0.10
  2. ** p < 0.01