The Influence of Age, Time off and Pesticides Exposure on Haemoglobin Levels on Vegetable Farmers in Landasan Ulin Utara Subdistrict Banjarbaru City
Keywords:haemoglobin, age, time off, pesticide, vegetable farmer, acetylcholinesterase
Several estimates can occur in the status of blood haemoglobin levels, which can be rated lower or higher than average values. Some previous studies revealed several factors that can affect a person’s Hb levels, such as age and level of exposure. Data from the Banjarbaru City Health Office states that 2017 found farmers in Banjarbaru added to anaemia by 25% for the average age of 47 to 67 years. Meanwhile, the average cholinesterase level was 8.36 U / L. In the data it was also found that polycythemia was 13.33% with an average of 48 to 75 years, whereas the average cholinesterase level was 9.33 U / L. This study aim to analyze age, time off and pesticide exposure to hemoglobin levels in vegetable farmers in the Landasan Ulin Utara Sub-District, Banjarbaru City. This type of research is observational analytic with cross-sectional study design. The population in this study were vegetable farmers who used pesticides in the area of Landasan Ulin Utara Sub-District with a sample of 51 people. Based on the results of research related to age and exposure to pesticides or the levels of Acetyl Cholinesterase (AchE) to Hb levels of vegetable farmers in the Landasan Ulin Utara Sub-District, Banjarbaru City. Cholinesterase levels are the most dominant factor.
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