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dc.contributor.authorVu Phong Tucen_US
dc.contributor.authorVoranuch Wangsuphacharten_US
dc.contributor.authorPrida Tasanapraditen_US
dc.contributor.authorWijitr Fungladdaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPham Van Trongen_US
dc.contributor.authorNinh Thi Nhungen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherChulalongkorn Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherThaibinh Medical Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.38, No.3 (2007), 569-575en_US
dc.description.abstractThis case-control study assessed the effects of pesticide use on semen characteristics among rice farmers of Kienxuong District, Thalbinh Province, Vietnam. Semen samples of 1,036 rice farmers were obtained by manual masturbation and screened at Commune Health Stations. Of these, 156 abnormal semen samples were identified; 314 rice farmers with normal semen were recruited as controls. The semen characteristics (volume, sperm concentration, total sperm count, motility, vitality and morphology) of the cases were considerably poorer than the controls. Factors associated with abnormal semen after adjusting for age, smoking and alcohol drinking by logistic regression were: distance of less than 300 meters from household to rice fields and duration of work over 10 years as a farmer (adjusted OR = 3.16, 95% CI: 1.97-5.05 and adjusted OR = 3.98, 95% CI: 2.20-7.21, respectively). Rice farmers without personal protective equipment (PPE) when spraying pesticides and without pesticide training (adjusted OR = 3.05, CI: 1.92-4.85 and adjusted OR = 1.90, CI: 1.14-3.16, respectively) were also at risk for abnormal semen compared to controls. These findings showed the strength of association between pesticide use and abnormal semen characteristics among rice farmers in Kienxuong District, Thaibinh Province, Vietnam.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.titleImpacts of pesticide use on semen characteristics among rice famers in Kienxuong District, Thaibinh Province, Vietnamen_US
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