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Table 4 Agriculture activities among farmers

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

Activities Farmers
n = 39(%)
Crops
Vegetables 14(36.0)
Paddy 10(25.6)
Tobacco 10(25.6)
Combination of vegetables, paddy and tobacco 5(12.8)
Farming experiences
Number of years  
1–10 11(28.2)
11–20 11(28.2)
21–30 8(20.5)
31–40 3(7.7)
41–50 6(15.4)
Frequencies of pesticides spraying and application of fertilizers
Frequency per month  
Pesticides  
1–3 times 14(35.9)
>3 times 25(64.1)
Fertilizers  
1–3 times 30(76.9)
>3 times 9(23.1)
Duration of pesticides spraying and application of fertilizers
Spent hours per month  
Pesticides  
1–12 h 21(53.8)
>12 h 18(46.2)
Fertilizers  
1–4 h 24(61.5)
>4 h 15(38.5)
Pesticides application equipments
Motorized knapsack sprayer 29(74.4)
Mechanical sprayer 5(12.8)
Other sprayer 5(12.8)