Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Agricultural tasks and injuries among Kentucky farm children: results of the Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance Project.

Authors
Browning-SR; Westneat-SC; Donnelly-C; Reed-D
Source
South Med J 2003 Dec; 96(12):1203-1212
NIOSHTIC No.
20029149
Abstract
This population-based study reports the prevalent agricultural tasks and the 1-year cumulative incidence of injuries in a sample of 999 children < or = 18 years old living on family farms in Kentucky. Data were collected in 1994 to 1995 for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance Project. A random sample of farm children in 60 Kentucky counties was selected using a cross-sectional, two-stage cluster design. Respondents, primarily mothers, completed a 30-minute telephone interview about work-related tasks and injuries experienced by their children while working on the farm. Participation in chores related to tobacco and beef cattle production was common for children aged 5 to 18 years. In a 1-year period, 29 children were injured while performing farm work, yielding a crude rate of 2.8 per 100 children (95% confidence interval, 1.7-3.8). Boys aged 16 to 18 years had the highest injury rate (9.2 per 100 children). Farm machinery, cattle and horses, falls from heights, and contact with inanimate objects were the primary external causes of nonfatal farm work injuries. Rates of farm work injuries among adolescent boys may be higher than previously reported for Kentucky and other states. Injury prevention interventions targeted to chores related to tobacco and beef cattle production are particularly relevant for this population of young workers.
Keywords
Injuries; Agriculture; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Farmers; Children; Sampling; Sampling-methods; Occupational-hazards; Agricultural-machinery; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Injury-prevention; Workers
CODEN
SMJOAV
Publication Date
20031201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
srbrown@pop.uky.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003924
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
0038-4348
Source Name
Southern Medical Journal
State
KY
Performing Organization
University of Kentucky
TOP