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Table 3 Effect of education level on behaviors related to pesticides use

From: Effect of education and health locus of control on safe use of pesticides: a cross sectional random study

Behavior No school education School education Total χ 2
Read labels on pesticide container     
No 81% 44% 67% 51.38**
Yes 19% 56% 33%  
Mix pesticides with water     
Hand covered with cloth or plastic bag 54% 21% 42% 35.86**
Using gloves 46% 79% 58%  
Clean sprayer nozzle     
Blowing by mouth 61% 34% 50% 24.46**
Using wire 39% 66% 50%  
Pesticide comes in contact with the body     
Do nothing 80% 47% 67% 38.38**
Washing site of contact 20% 53% 33%  
Protect himself during spraying     
Just take care 100% 100% 100%  
Wearing protective uniform 0% 0% 0%  
Put mask during spraying     
No 99% 98% 98% 1.93
Yes 1% 2% 2%  
Wear special clothes during spraying     
Wearing everyday clothes 100% 100% 100%  
Have special clothes for spraying 0% 0% 0%  
Wash hands and face after pesticide application     
No 89% 77% 42% 33.19**
Yes 11% 23% 58%  
Take a bath following pesticide application     
No 78% 68% 74% 8.09**
Yes 22% 32% 26%  
Change clothing after pesticide application     
No 92% 87% 90% 2.36
Yes 8% 13% 10%  
Wash clothes used during pesticide application separately     
No 96% 99% 97% 1.58
Yes 4% 1% 3%  
Drink during pesticide application     
No 0% 0% 0%  
Yes 100% 100% 100%  
Dispose pesticide container
Used in house 53% 28% 43% 19.52**
Disposed with usual trash 45% 66% 53%  
Burned 2% 6% 4%  
Total (mean score) 2.72 ± 1.79 4.97 ± 2.12 3.60