Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Pesticide exposure and suicidal ideation in rural communities in Zhejiang province, China

Jianmin Zhang, Robert Stewart, Michael Phillips, Qichang Shi & Martin Prince

Volume 87, Number 10, October 2009, 745-753

Table 4. Associations between pesticide storage at home and suicidal ideation in the 2 years prior to the study in three rural strata corresponding to mountain, coastal and plains regions, Zhejiang province, China, 2001

Rural stratum No. of respondents Percentage with suicidal ideation Association between pesticide storage and suicidal ideation in prior 2 years
Adjusted for design effects and clustering
Adjusted for design effects, clustering and other covariatesa
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Mountain region (n = 4621)
No pesticide storage at home 1817 2.02 1.00 1.00
Pesticide storage at home 2804 2.43 1.21 (0.79–1.86) 1.07 (0.69–1.65)
Coastal region (n = 1835)
No pesticide storage at home 1462 0.52 1.00 1.00
Pesticide storage at home 374 0.74 1.44 (0.40–5.15) 1.13 (0.32–3.92)
Plains region (n = 2703)
No pesticide storage at home 941 0.81 1.00 1.00
Pesticide storage at home 1763 2.98 3.76 (1.69–8.34) 3.38 (1.49–7.66)

CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.
a The other covariates were gender, age, education duration, annual income, marital status, physical health, family history of suicidal behaviour and General Health Questionnaire caseness.

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