Table 1

Knowledge about Mercury and Arsenic toxicity among individuals in Rwamagasa area
Group   Category N Knowledgeable p-value OR 95% CI for OR
n % min max
Mercury Economic activity Agriculture 63 23 14.4 <0.001 0.258 0.137 0.483
Mining 86 63 39.4
Business & Public services 11 9 5.6
Education Illiterate 56 28 17.5 0.203 0.934 0.511 1.705
Primary 91 59 36.9
Secondary and above 13 8 5.0
Sex Male 89 59 36.9 0.046 1.875 0.944 3.726
Female 71 36 22.5
Arsenic Economic activity Agriculture 63 2 3.2 <0.001 0.284 0.11 0.733
Mining 86 10 11.6
Business & Public services 11 5 45.4
Education Illiterate 56 1 1.8 0.005 0.334 0.123 0.908
Primary 91 12 13.2
Secondary and above 13 4 30.8
Sex Male 89 13 14.6 0.067 2.79 0.769 10.14
Female 71 4 5.6

Charles et al.

Charles et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:74   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-74

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