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Case-control study of agricultural injuries to women in central Wisconsin.

Authors
Stueland-DT; Lee-BC; Nordstrom-DL; Layde-PM; Wittman-LM; Gunderson-PD
Source
Women Health 1997 Jan; 25(4):91-103
NIOSHTIC No.
20026812
Abstract
A small number of women are the owner/operators of farms and women often participate in the work of production agriculture. Estimates of the percentage of females involved in agricultural injuries range from 11-45% and it is not clear if the risk factors associated with injuries to women are different from those for men. In a two year case-control study of injuries to farm residents, there were 40 injuries involving adult women. Multivariable analysis revealed that the two major risk factors for agricultural injury to females were number of hours worked and the presence of bulls on the farm. Most (55%) of the women were injured while in a barn. A cow was the primary agent of injury in 17 (42.5%) of the cases. Efforts to reduce the rate of injuries to women in agriculture should be targeted to the particular risks they experience.
Keywords
Case-studies; Injuries; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Demographic-characteristics; Sex-factors; Farmers; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Animals; Injury-prevention
CODEN
WOHEDI
Publication Date
19970101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
1155892
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-CCU-514436
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0363-0242
Source Name
Women and Health
State
WI
Performing Organization
Marshfield Medical Research & Education Foundation
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