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Morbidity Screening of Agriculturists and Horticulturists in the Fenland District of Eastern England: A Continuation Study.

Authors
Elliott-CK; Burgess-JE
Source
Proceedings of the VII International Congress of Rural Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17-21, 1978, International Association of Agricultural Medicine 1978 Sep:235-237
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NIOSHTIC No.
00184063
Abstract
A study of occupational morbidity in agricultural and horticultural workers was conducted. The study group consisted of 60 persons, 51 males, 19 to 71 years old, employed on nine farms or nurseries in the Fenland district of England. The subjects completed a a questionnaire to obtain occupational and medical histories and information on the subjects' knowledge of first aid and life saving practices. They were given physical examinations that included urine and hematological studies, serological testing for anthropozoonotic infection, and nerve conduction studies. Thirty one subjects reported that they had always worked in agriculture. Only 12 reported having any first aid training. Six males who worked 51 to 80 hours weekly reported chronic fatigue. All females and 33 male subjects were overweight. Seven subjects, five males, had thoracic or lumbar intervertebral disorders. One subject was diagnosed with diabetes and one with hypertension. One fulltime tractor driver was diagnosed with nerve conductive deafness. Nine part time tractor drivers had equivocal evidence of nerve deafness. Thirty eight subjects had at least one positive serological test for subclinical anthropozoonotic infection. Six of nine subjects who reported using organophosphate pesticides had nerve conduction deficits. The authors conclude that the studied population shows a tendency toward locomotor morbidity and exposure to anthropozoonotic infection and pesticides and is deficient in knowledge of life saving techniques. This is considered to be a matter of serious concern.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Agricultural-workers; Health-survey; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Clinical-chemistry; Hematology; Medical-examinations; Microorganisms; Agricultural-chemicals;
Contact
Prev Med & Environmental Hlth University of Iowa Inst/agric Med & Environ Hlth Iowa Oakdale, Iowa 52319
Publication Date
19780917
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Funding Amount
24225.00
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R13-OH-00694
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other; Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders;
Source Name
Proceedings of the VII International Congress of Rural Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17-21, 1978, International Association of Agricultural Medicine
State
UT; IA;
Performing Organization
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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