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Table 2 Pesticide handling and storage practice of farmers in Gondar town, 2019 (n = 409)

From: Practice towards pesticide handling, storage and its associated factors among farmers working in irrigations in Gondar town, Ethiopia, 2019

Variables Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Overall practice
 Poor 279 63.8
 Good 130 36.2
Use of empty pesticide containers 67 16.4
 Purpose of use of empty pesticide containers (n = 67)
  Containing non-food items 22 5.4
  Containing food items 45 11.0
Exposed for pesticide during application 322 78.7
 Type of PPE used during handling
  Normal cloth 360 88.0
  Gloves 31 7.6
  Rubber boot 67 16.4
  Hat 79 19.3
  Facemask 31 7.6
  Respirator 18 4.4
  Full body cover 40 9.8
Mix pesticides inside the house 105 25.7
Mix pesticide in front of other people including children 95 23.2
 Where do you dispose empty pesticide container?
  On farm area 206 49.6
  Place in trash or dumpster 188 46
  Bury on farm 55 13.4
 Where do you store left over pesticide after application?
  Generally in the house 157 38.4
  Farming area 165 40.3
  Kitchen 27 6.6
  Bed room 55 13.4
  Othersa 5 1.2
  1. aAnywhere out of house and farm area