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Protecting children from agricultural injuries.

Authors
Lee-BC
Source
WMJ 2002 Jan; 101(5):14-15
NIOSHTIC No.
20026897
Abstract
Across the United States, an estimated 100 children die and 33,000 are seriously injured each year from agriculture-related trauma. Wisconsin is among the states with the highest numbers and population-based rates of childhood agricultural injuries and fatalities. These injury events should not be referred to as "accidents" because they are not "acts of God" or "freak events." The pattern is clearly identifiable. While many people believe that the benefits of living and/or working on farms far outweigh the risk of injuries, these beliefs are now being challenged by injury prevention specialists who are concerned about the slow reduction in childhood agricultural injuries when compared to other types of injuries.
Keywords
Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Children; Farmers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors
Contact
Dr. Barbara Lee, National Children's Center, 1000 N Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449
Publication Date
20020101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
1155892
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-CCU-514436
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
1098-1861
Source Name
Wisconsin Medical Journal
State
WI
Performing Organization
Marshfield Medical Research & Education Foundation
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