Table 2

Characteristics of subjects at follow-up according to pesticide exposure

CharacteristicsPesticide exposureTotal (n=614)
No (n=119)Direct (n=336)Indirect exposureAll exposed (n=495)
Certain (n=107)Possible (n=52)
n%n%n%n%n%n%
Age, means (years)54.355.154.953.854.954.8
Sex
 Male6756.333499.44340.24280.841984.648679.2
 Female5243.720.66459.81019.27615.412820.8
Educational level
 Lower1310.919858.96762.659.627054.528346.1
 Certificat d'études* and higher10689.113841.14037.44790.422545.533153.9
Nationality
 French11395.028283.98781.352100.042185.153487.0
 Other65.05416.12018.700.07414.98013.0
Smoking
 Non-smokers5950.011032.86661.71937.319539.625441.6
 Former or current smokers5950.022567.24138.33262.729860.435758.4
Alcohol
 No or moderate consumption9278.626378.38579.44484.639279.248479.1
 Excessive consumption2521.47321.72220.6815.410320.812820.9
Psychotropic drugs
 Yes108.43811.3109.335.85110.3619.9
 No10991.629888.79790.74994.244489.755390.1
Depressive symptoms
 Yes43.4236.954.823.9306.1345.6
 No11596.631293.110095.24996.146193.957694.4
Duration of follow-up, mean (months)53.857.157.955.157.156.4
Interview during treatment period (May–August)
 Yes3428.612938.44441.12038.519339.022737.0
 No8571.420761.66358.93261.530261.038763.0
Acute poisoning
 Yes00.06719.91816.823.88717.68714.2
 No119100.026980.18983.25096.240882.452785.8
  • * Certificate formerly obtained at the end of primary school education.