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Household youth on minority operated farms in the United States, 2000: exposures to and injuries from work, horses, ATVs and tractors.

Authors
Hendricks-KJ; Myers-JR; Layne-LA; Goldcamp-EM
Source
J Saf Res 2005 Apr; 36(2):149-157
NIOSHTIC No.
20027189
Abstract
It is likely that youth living on minority operated farms (<3% of U.S. farms) face hazards similar to the general farm population; however, since minority youth are not well represented by general farm surveys, this information hasn't been confirmed. Nonfatal injury and exposure data were obtained from the 2000 Minority Farm Operator Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (M-CAIS). On racial minority farms, there were an estimated 28,600 household youth. Of these, about 41% worked, 26% rode a horse, 23% drove an ATV, and 23% operated a tractor. On Hispanic farms, there were an estimated 17,998 household youth. Of these, 44% worked, 30% rode a horse, 27% drove an ATV, and 25% operated a tractor. These results show the value of conducting a survey of minorities to identify high risk groups and target issues that may be unique to the minority farm population.
Keywords
Farmers; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Age-factors; Age-groups; Racial-factors; Occupational-exposure; Exposure-levels; Injuries; Occupational-hazards; Tractors; Agricultural-machinery; Surveillance
Contact
NIOSH, 1095 Willowdale Road, M/S 1808, Morgantown, WV 26505, United States
CODEN
JSFRAV
Publication Date
20050401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
khendricks@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0022-4375
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Journal of Safety Research
State
WV
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