SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.39 issue7Grapes yield and chemistry composition in Cabernet Sauvignon grapevine with nitrogen fertilizationWater quality of the Vacacaí and Vacacaí-Mirim rivers in the Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Ciência Rural

Print version ISSN 0103-8478

Abstract

ALVES, Sueli Martins Freitas; FERNANDES, Paulo Marçal  and  REIS, Elton Fialho dos. The correspondence analysis as instrument to analyze the profile of the worker in the tomato crop in the Goiás state, Brazil. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2009, vol.39, n.7, pp. 2042-2049.  Epub July 17, 2009. ISSN 0103-8478.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782009005000139.

The tomato cropping in the Goiás state is structured under a technological proposal based on the intensive use of pesticides, which involves risks and potential damages to the workers' health. This study aimed to use the Multiple Correspondence Analysis (ACM) to explore the worker's profile concerning to the use of pesticides in tomato crop. So, information about the socioeconomic and demographic factors, risk perception, pesticide uses, use of individual protection equipment (EPI) and referred morbidity were obtained, by using a questionnaire applied to 96 workers in tomato crop, in six counties at the State of Goiás. According to the Multiple Correspondence Analysis, three worker groups were defined. Group 1 involved those workers who answered that they were already intoxicated with pesticides and do not use EPI because it hampers the work or the worker is not accustomed to it. Group 2 referred to those who did not intoxicate with pesticide and use only some EPI type, because they considered them as uncomfortable or other reason. Group 3 were about those who used complete EPI and lived in canvas huts at the farming. It was possible to accomplishing correspondence among the modalities of the research, which would not be possible by using the descriptive statistics.

Keywords : exposure to pesticides; using individual-protection equipment; multivariate analysis.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · pdf in Portuguese