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Table 4 Health impacts of cotton picking on women

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

Health impacts Number of cotton pickers (%)
  Bt cotton households Non-Bt cotton households
Headache* 45 (23) 43 (58)***
Eye irritation 9 (5) 30 (41)***
Flue/Fever 27 (14) 36 (49)***
Skin infection/rash 33 (17) 41 (55)***
Asthma attacks 5 (3) 12 (16)**
Shortness of breathing 6 (3) 12 (16)**
Cough 27 (14) 28 (38)***
Dryness of throat 6 (3) 12 (16)***
Nausea/Vomiting 12 (6) 17 (23)***
Dizziness 6 (3) 12 (16)***
Abdominal pain 9 (5) 16 (22)***
Sleeplessness 24 (12) 29 (39)***
  1. Some respondent reported more than one health impacts so percentage would not be equal to 100
  2. * p < 0.10
  3. ** p < 0.05
  4. *** p < 0.01