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Table 3 The health status by general characteristics (N = 812)

From: Health status and related factors in farmers by SF-12

Variables   Physical component score Mental component score
Mean ± SD p value Mean ± SD p value
Gender Male 52.50 ± 15.82 0.403 53.68 ± 17.55 0.031
  Female 53.41 ± 15.42   51.08 ± 16.77  
Age(years) ≤49 53.78 ± 15.62 0.064 53.13 ± 18.21 0.523
  50-59 52.71 ± 15.56   52.16 ± 16.83  
  60-69 53.95 ± 15.14   52.27 ± 17.79  
  70-79 50.93 ± 15.94   51.54 ± 16.64  
  ≥80 61.20 ± 14.11   57.57 ± 14.69  
Marital status Single 48.42 ± 16.06 <0.001 49.11 ± 17.23 0.009
  Married 54.04 ± 15.32   53.11 ± 17.11  
Smoking NO 51.14 ± 15.76 <0.001 50.83 ± 16.75 0.001
  Yes 57.38 ± 14.34   55.13 ± 17.52  
Alcohol NO 50.51 ± 16.19 <0.001 50.68 ± 17.55 0.004
  Yes 56.04 ± 14.30   54.13 ± 16.06  
Regular exercise NO 51.67 ± 15.61 0.013 51.12 ± 17.74 0.046
  Yes 54.40 ± 15.56   53.53 ± 16.28  
Total pesticide exposure(years) ≤20 55.41 ± 14.53 0.016 54.00 ± 15.55 0.067
21-36 53.32 ± 14.48   52.94 ± 16.16  
>36 51.48 ± 15.79   50.54 ± 17.95  
Annual pesticide exposure(days) ≤14 53.91 ± 15.44 0.602 53.23 ± 15.54 0.340
>14 53.31 ± 14.89   52.02 ± 17.57  
Daily pesticide exposure(hours) ≤2 52.39 ± 14.91 0.058 51.29 ± 16.75 0.070
>2 54.59 ± 15.23   53.60 ± 16.46  
Annual labor period (months) ≤9 52.85 ± 15.81 0.141 51.84 ± 16.95 0.112
>9 54.48 ± 14.75   53.76 ± 16.33  
Daily labor period (hours) ≤8 54.44 ± 15.15 0.005 52.75 ± 17.28 0.483
>8 51.34 ± 15.93   51.90 ± 17.11  
Monthly day off(days) ≤4 52.06 ± 15.23 0.012 52.63 ± 16.42 0.736
>4 54.91 ± 15.46   52.21 ± 16.71  
Score of pesticide protective device wearing ≤15 51.54 ± 16.17 0.010 50.01 ± 17.43 <0.001
>15 54.36 ± 14.94   54.64 ± 16.66  
Score of pesticide exposure rule observance ≤20 52.66 ± 15.59 0.568 51.89 ± 17.17 0.444
>20 53.28 ± 15.65   52.81 ± 17.23  
  1. p value by t-test or ANOVA.
  2. excluded no-response.