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Work-related injuries among Iowa farm operators: an analysis of the Iowa farm family health and hazard surveillance project.

Authors
Lewis-MQ; Sprince-NL; Burmeister-LF; Whitten-PS; Torner-JC; Zwerling-C
Source
Am J Ind Med 1998 May; 33(5):510-517
NIOSHTIC No.
20023981
Abstract
In 1994, the Iowa Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance Project carried out a two-stage, stratified, cluster survey of Iowa farms using a mail survey. With data from this representative sample of Iowa farmers, we examined the associations between farm-work-related injuries and possible risk factors for 390 principal farm operators. Forty (10.3%) of these operators reported being injured while doing farm work. We developed a logistic regression to assess associations between potential risk factors and injury. We found three factors significantly associated with injury: younger age (odds ratio [OR] = 3.1, confidence interval [CI] = 1.1-9.3), having an impairment or health problem that limits work (OR = 2.4, CI = 1.5-3.8), and hand or arm exposure to acids or alkalis (OR = 2.6, CI = 1.1-5.9). In the univariate analysis, safety training did not seem to protect farmers from injuries.
Keywords
Injuries; Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Risk-factors; Sampling; Sampling-methods; Age-factors; Arm-injuries; Hand-injuries; Author Keywords: occupational injury; risk factors; farmers; agricultural workers; survey
Contact
Craig Zwerling, The University of Iowa, Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, 100 Oakdale Campus, Iowa City, IA 52242-5000
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
19980501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
craig-zwerling@uiowa.edu
Funding Amount
631241
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U04-CCU-706063
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
IA
Performing Organization
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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