TABLE 4

Neurobehavioral Outcome Results (Mean ± SD) in 72 Ecuadorian Primary School Children in Relation to Pesticide Exposure

OutcomePrenatal ExposurePCurrent ExposureP
No (N = 35)Yes (N = 37)No (N = 51)Yes (N = 21)
Blood pressure
    Systolic99.4 ± 7.8104.0 ± 8.4.02102.2 ± 9.1100.6 ± 6.3.46
    Diastolic65.9 ± 9.468.5 ± 6.9.1967.8 ± 8.365.7 ± 8.0.32
Sway area, cm2
    Open eyes385 ± 214361 ± 200.63362 ± 170401 ± 282.49
    Closed eyes588 ± 282570 ± 355.82559 ± 289624 ± 388.44
Santa Ana, total No. correct30.3 ± 6.030.2 ± 6.3.9530.9 ± 6.528.6 ± 4.6.15
Mean reaction time, ms459 ± 134437 ± 89.43426 ± 85500 ± 153.011
Digit Span forward2.9 ± 1.33.1 ± 1.2.583.1 ± 1.32.9 ± 1.1.54
Stanford-Binet copying
    Designs 13–203.1 ± 1.62.3 ± 1.2.022.8 ± 1.63.0 ± 1.7.76
    All designs3.3 ± 1.82.5 ± 1.3.032.7 ± 1.52.8 ± 1.4.76