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Asthma among houshold youth on Hispanic farm operations.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2004 Jun; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
20025034
Abstract
Household farm youth comprise all youth 0-19 years of age who live on the farm and include working and non-working youth. In 2000, approximately 18,000 youth lived on Hispanic farm operations: 1,300 household youth had been diagnosed with asthma (72 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations); 16-19 year olds had the highest prevalence rate of asthma (91 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations); 250 household youth required professional medical attention for asthma (14 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations); 403 household youth had at least one asthma attack in the last year while doing farm work (50 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations); 16-19 year olds had the highest prevalence rate for having an asthma attack while doing farm work (61 asthmatics per 1,000 youth living on Hispanic farm operations).
Keywords
Age-factors; Age-groups; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Occupational-hazards; Racial-factors; Farmers; Bronchial-asthma; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Surveillance
Publication Date
20040601
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2004-158
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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