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dc.contributor.authorBabaoğlu, Ülken Tunga
dc.contributor.authorOymak Yalçın, Sibel
dc.contributor.authorÇalış, Aliye Gamze
dc.contributor.authorÖzgünaltay Ertuğrul, Gülden
dc.contributor.authorErtürk, Arzu
dc.identifier.citationBabaoglu, U. T., Oymak Yalcin, S., Calis, A. G., Ozgunaltay Ertugrul, G., & Erturk, A. (2021). Effects of different occupational exposure factors on the respiratory system of farmers: the case of Central Anatolia. Journal of Public Health.
dc.identifier.issn2198-1833 / 1613-2238
dc.description.abstractAim Past studies show that farmers are especially at risk for respiratory diseases due to occupational exposure and not using protective equipment. This study aimed to provide information about the effects of occupational pesticide exposures on the respiratory system of farmers working in Central Anatolia from a wider perspective to gain insight into the effects of pesticides and other occupational exposures on the respiratory system of farmers. Subject and methods A cross-sectional study was conduct with a representative sample size of 380 agricultural workers living in the Central Anatolia region. Data were collected with a face-to-face questionnaire and spirometry. The chi-square test was used for testing relationships between categorical variables. The Shapiro–Wilk test was conducted to investigate the distribution characteristics of FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC and FEF25–75 (p > 0 .050), and nonparametric Mann–Whitney U tests (MW) and Kruskal–Wallis tests were used to examine differences in FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC and FEF25–75 between groups. Univariate analysis was performed before multiple logistic regression analyses to identify candidate variables for the final model. Results The median duration of pesticide use was 25.00 years. According to the FEV1 of agricultural workers, 23.16% had an FEV 1 ≤ 80% predicted. The odds for FEV1 ≤ 80% predicted was 2.44 times higher for smokers (95% CI 1.2–5.0), 1.74 times higher for those with respiratory symptoms in the past 3 months (95% CI 1.1–2.9) and 5.01 times higher for those farming 30 years and more (95% CI 1.8–14.1). Conclusion The results of the study found that pulmonary function values of agricultural workers were lower compared to reference values. Lower FEV1 was associated with the duration of farming and smoking.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural Workersen_US
dc.subjectOccupational Exposureen_US
dc.subjectAgricultural Healthen_US
dc.titleEffects of different occupational exposure factors on the respiratory system of farmers: the case of Central Anatoliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Public Health-Heidelbergen_US
dc.departmentFakülteler, Tıp Fakültesi, Dahili Tıp Bilimleri Bölümüen_US
dc.identifier.volumeEarly Accessen_US
dc.identifier.issuePublished Online : 23 April 2021en_US
dc.institutionauthorOymak Yalçın, Sibel
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US

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