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Farmers' knowledge, practices and injuries associated with pesticide exposure in rural farming villages in Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, April 2014
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Title
Farmers' knowledge, practices and injuries associated with pesticide exposure in rural farming villages in Tanzania
Published in
BMC Public Health, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-389
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Authors

Elikana E Lekei, Aiwerasia V Ngowi, Leslie London

Abstract

Pesticides in Tanzania are extensively used for pest control in agriculture. Their usage and unsafe handling practices may potentially result in high farmer exposures and adverse health effects.The aim of this study was to describe farmers' pesticide exposure profile, knowledge about pesticide hazards, experience of previous poisoning, hazardous practices that may lead to Acute Pesticide Poisoning (APP) and the extent to which APP is reported.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 288 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 285 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 59 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 14%
Student > Bachelor 35 12%
Researcher 33 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 6%
Other 59 20%
Unknown 45 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 46 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 42 15%
Social Sciences 23 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 7%
Other 49 17%
Unknown 65 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 February 2020.
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#5,164,959
of 16,726,235 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#5,709
of 11,433 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#88,104
of 310,157 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#527
of 1,082 outputs
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