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Table 3 Distribution of PPE usage, work clothes and work practices of the study population

From: Cumulative exposure characteristics of vegetable farmers exposed to Chlorpyrifos in Central Java – Indonesia; a cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency - n (%)
Rare / never Frequent
Personal Protective Equipment
 Apron 150 (98.7) 2 (1.3)
 Face mask 79 (52.0) 73 (48.0)
 Goggles 151 (99.3) 1 (0.7)
 Chemical gloves 148 (97.4) 4 (2.6)
 Boots* 64 (42.1) 88 (57.9)
Work clothes
 Long-sleeved clothes 15 (9.9) 137 (90.1)
 Long pants 14 (9.2) 138 (90.8)
Work practices
 Wiping sweat with work clothes 123 (80.9) 29 (19.1)
 Re-enter the field after spraying 119 (78.3) 33 (21.7)
 Spraying against the wind 151 (99.3) 1 (0.7)
 Splashed or spilled during spraying 19 (12.5) 133 (87.5)
 Splashed or spilled while loading the pesticide 28 (18.4) 124 (81.6)
 Eat in the middle of the work-time 147 (96.7) 5 (3.3)
 Direct contact with pesticides 41 (27.0) 111 (73.0)
 Proper shower after spraying 12 (7.9) 140 (92.1)
 Changing clothes after spraying 7 (4.6) 145 (95.4)
  1. *p = 0.001 by chi-square, indicates lower proportion of frequent users in high cumulative exposure group