The correlation between age, gender, and nutritional status with pesticide poisoning at holtikultura farmers in Cikajang sub-district, Garut District, West Java

Suyud Warno Utomo, Fahmi Rasyidah, Haryoto Kusnoputranto

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Abstract

Pesticides are chemicals used to control agricultural pests. In addition to provide benefits, Pesticides use also affects the environment, as well as poisoning to humans. This study aimed to analyze the correlation between farmers’ internal factors such as age, gender, nutritional status, and smoking habits with pesticide poisoning. The design was cross-sectional, with analysis using T-independent test. The sample of this research is 82 farmers holtikltura located in District Cikajang, Garut Sub-district, West Java. The result of bivariate test showed significant difference of cholinesterase enzyme on gender variable (p = 0,037) and nutritional status (0.001) and showed no correlation between age and pesticide poisoning at farmer (0,222). The conclusion of this research is gender and nutritional status of farmer influence the status of pesticide poisoning based on cholinesterase enzyme concentration. Further research is expected to analyze other variables related to pesticide poisoning and measure the concentration of pesticide exposure in free air when spraying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-457
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Cholinesterase
  • Pesticide
  • Pesticide poisonong

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