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Table 6 Comparison of blood lead levels regarding protection habits in exposed women

From: The relationship between blood lead levels and occupational exposure in a pregnant population

Protection habits Blood lead levels, μg/dL a p value*
No Yes
Use of respiratory protective equipment 27 (4.03 ± 4.23) 4 (3.75 ± 3.43) 0.901
Wearing gloves habit 19 (4.32 ± 4.96) 12 (3.48 ± 2.18) 0.521
Wearing of special workwear 20 (4.92 ± 4.85) 11 (2.31 ± 0.68) 0.028
Hand washing before eating 11 (3.55 ± 1.48) 20 (4.24 ± 5.00) 0.571
Changing clothes after work 24 (4.51 ± 4.52) 7 (2.24 ± 0.60) 0.025
Use of any protective equipment 9 (5.64 ± 7.03) 22 (3.32 ± 1.83) 0.356
  1. a Values shown as frequency (mean ± standard deviation)
  2. * p value from Student t-test