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Table 1 General characteristics of studied population

From: The association of nuclear abnormalities in exfoliated buccal epithelial cells with the health status of different agricultural activities farmers in Peninsular Malaysia

Characteristics Farmers Controls
n = 39(%) n = 30(%)
Age groups
26–35 2(5.1) 6(20.0)
36–45 7(17.9) 12(40.0)
46–55 8(20.5) 10(33.3)
56–65 22(56.4) 2(6.7)
Gender
Male 33(84.6) 21(70.0)
Female 6(15.4) 9(30.0)
Education
None 2(5.1) 0(0)
Primary school 17(43.6) 2(6.7)
Secondary school 20(51.3) 19(63.3)
University 0(0) 9(30.0)
Smoking
Smokers 17(43.6) 9(30.0)
Non-smokers 22(56.4) 21(70.0)
BMI (kg/m 2 )
Underweight (<18.5) 4(10.3) 0(0)
Normal (18.5–24.9) 13(33.3) 9(30.0)
Pre-obese (25.0–29.9) 20(51.3) 15(50.0)
Obese grade 1 (30.0–34.9) 2(5.1) 3(10.0)
Obese grade 2 (35.0–39.9) 0(0) 3(10.0)