[Rural women's use of indoor air pollutants in Alexandria Governorate: relationship with sociodemographic characteristics and illness]
AbstractThis study determined the relationship between women's use of indoor air pollutants and sociodemographic variables and illness. Data were collected by observation and interview of 240 rural women in Alexandria Governorate. The use of chemical and microbial indoor air pollutants was high in 87.5% and 67.5% of the women respectively. Also, 27.5% of the women had chronic headache, 25.5% respiratory diseases and 16.3% eye diseases. There was a significant positive relationship between women's level of use and number of sons, type of family and number of family members; there was a significant negative relationship with women's education and their son's education. There were significant positive relationships between illness and overuse of insecticides, garbage burning in front of the house and having an unclean house
El Sayed El Asaal, Amal. (2008). [Rural women's use of indoor air pollutants in Alexandria Governorate: relationship with sociodemographic characteristics and illness]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117458
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (2), 457-469, 2008
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