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* Corresponding author 1 Department of Environmental Health 2 Department of Epidemiology 3 DST-InVS - Département santé travail 4 Neuroépidémiologie 5 Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics 6 CESP - Centre de recherche en épidémiologie et santé des populations

Abstract : Pesticides are ubiquitous neurotoxicants, and several lines of evidence suggest that exposure may be associated with depression. Epidemiologic evidence has focused largely on organophosphate exposures, while research on other pesticides is limited. We collected detailed pesticide use history from farmers recruited in 1998-2000 in France. Among 567 farmers aged 37-78 years, 83 14.6% self-reported treatment or hospitalization for depression. On the basis of the reported age at the first such instance, we used adjusted Cox proportional hazards models to estimate hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals for depression first treatment or hospitalization by exposure to different pesticides. The hazard ratio for depression among those who used herbicides was 1.93 95% confidence interval CI: 0.95, 3.91; there was no association with insecticides or fungicides. Compared with nonusers, those who used herbicides for

Author: Marc Weisskopf - Frédéric Moisan - Christophe Tzourio - Paul Rathouz - Alexis Elbaz -



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