Risk factors for a farm vehicle public road crash.
Costello-TM; Schulman-MD; Mitchell-RE
Accid Anal Prev 2009 Jan; 41(1):42-47
Driver, vehicle, public road, and farm enterprise characteristics were examined for their combined association with farm vehicle public road crash group membership. North Carolina farms experiencing a public road crash from 1992 to 2003 (n = 200) were compared with a non-crash control group (n = 185) for a 1:1 case:control ratio. Five characteristics were associated with increased odds of crash group membership in the combined model (likelihood ratio = 175.95; d.f. = 15; p < .001): use of non-English speaking drivers (OR = 3.71); use of non-family hired help drivers (OR = 4.25); types of non-farm vehicle public road use (OR = 1.39); farm injury history (OR = 1.33); and, use of younger farm vehicle drivers (OR = 1.02). Farms reporting older farm vehicle drivers (OR = 0.97), and low farm income (OR = 0.29) were less likely crash group members. Recommendations are discussed for incorporating findings into farm vehicle crash prevention research and interventions.
Drivers; Motor-vehicles; Accidents; Farmers; Sociological-factors; Injuries; Age-groups; Humans; Men; Women; Adolescents; Children; Safety-measures; Risk-factors; Hazards;
Author Keywords: Agriculture; Crashes; Farmers; Farm vehicles; Haddon matrix; Injury; Public roads; Crash risk
Michael D. Schulman, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, P.O. Box 8107, Raleigh, NC 27695
Accident Analysis and Prevention
Colorado State University - Ft. Collins