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Table 3 Demographic Characteristics of Adolescent Applicators

From: Risk perception and behavior in Egyptian adolescent pesticide applicators: an intervention study

VariableLevelTotalResponsive (HT,HE)Avoidant (HT,LE)Proactive (LT, HE)Indifferent (LT,LE)Pa
n%n%n%n%n%
Age13–175344.52145.71058.81352929 
18+6655.52554.3741.2124822710.171
Applying Pesticides at MOANo2722.71021.7423.5416929 
Yes9277.33678.31376.5218422710.71
Years worked for MOA3–43234.81027.8430.81047.6836.4 
5+6065.22672.2969.21152.41463.60.49
Pesticides Private applicatorNo9378.23984.81588.220801961.3 
Yes2621.8715.2211.85201238.70.06
Applying Pesticides at Family fieldsNo44371634.8847.11248825.8 
Yes75633065.2952.913522374.20.284
Hoursb< 34033.61532.6741.26241238.7 
> = 37966.43167.41058.819761961.30.604
  1. Note: HT High Threat, LT Low Threat, HE High Efficacy, LE Low Efficacy, MOA Ministry of Agriculture
  2. aThe parametric p-value is calculated by Chi-square test comparing levels of each variable
  3. bTypical hours spent applying pesticides on days when pesticides are applied