Table 5

Cumulative exposure to pesticides as a risk factor for reporting neurobehavioural symptoms (Q16 score≥4) among applicators with and without an APP

GroupVariableQ16≥4 (n=120)
OR 95% CI
Applicators without
APP (n = 215)
Cumulative pesticide exposure per 1000 EU years1.08  (1.03   to  1.13)
Age1.06  (1.00  to  1.11)
Educational level0.88  (0.62  to  1.25)
Cigarette smoking0.89  (0.31  to  2.54)
Khat chewing1.31  (0.57  to  2.98)
Alcohol drinking0.93  (0.49  to  1.77)
Applicators with
APP (n = 41)
Cumulative pesticide exposure per 1000 EU years1.15  (0.95  to  1.38)
Age1.58  (1.10  to  2.26)
Educational level1.41  (0.26  to  7.59)
Cigarette smoking0.27  (0.01  to  8.92)
Khat chewing1.14  (0.08  to  16.7)
Alcohol drinking3.04  (0.33  to  28.0)
  • APP, acute pesticide poisoning; EU, exposure units.