Analysis of Factors Related to Pesticide Poisoning in Rice Farmers in Teweh Selatan Subdistrict, Barito Utara District

Authors

  • Ali Sodikin1 , Ruslan Muhyi2, Eko Suhartono3 , Husaini3, Lenie Marlinae4

Keywords:

farmer, mixing dose, frequency of spraying, working period, wind direction, poisoning, pesticides

Abstract

The results of monitoring and examination of farmers in Barito Utara District by examining the cholinesterase

enzyme by the Regional Health Laboratory and the District Health Office of Barito Utara in the blood of

farmers found 71.19% experienced organopathic pesticide poisoning. This study aims to analyze the risk

factors associated with the level of pesticide poisoning in rice farmers in Teweh Selatan Subdistrict, Barito

Utara District, namely mixing dosage, spraying time, spraying frequency, spraying duration, working period,

wind direction, and use of personal protective equipment. The research design used was observational with

cross sectional approach. The number of samples is 55 people taken by simple random sampling. Rice

farmers who experienced pesticide poisoning by 56.4%. Chi-Square Test showed four variables had a

significant relationship with the incidence of pesticide poisoning and were a risk factor for the occurrence of

pesticide poisoning namely mixing dose (p=0.003 OR=6.909; 95% CI=2.020-23.627), frequency of spraying

(p=0.004; OR=6,300; 95% CI=1.913-20.749), working period (p=0.020; OR=4.416; 95% CI=1.402-13.906)

and wind direction (p=0.007; OR=5.714; 95% CI=1.756-18.591). Multiple logistic regression test showed

that the most dominant factor related to the incidence of pesticide poisoning was the frequency of spraying.

Risk factors associated with the incidence of pesticide poisoning are mixing dosage, frequency of spraying,

working period and wind direction.

Author Biography

Ali Sodikin1 , Ruslan Muhyi2, Eko Suhartono3 , Husaini3, Lenie Marlinae4

1 Barito Utara District Health Office, 2 Faculty of Medicine, Lambung Mangkurat University, Indonesia,

3Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Lambung Mangkurat University, Indonesia, 4 Master of Public

Health Science Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Lambung Mangkurat University, Indonesia, 5 Public Health

Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Lambung Mangkurat University, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Ali Sodikin1 , Ruslan Muhyi2, Eko Suhartono3 , Husaini3, Lenie Marlinae4. (2020). Analysis of Factors Related to Pesticide Poisoning in Rice Farmers in Teweh Selatan Subdistrict, Barito Utara District. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1763-1768. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10671