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Agricultural injury in California Hispanic farm workers: MICASA follow-up survey.

Authors
McCurdy-SA; Xiao-H; Hennessy-Burt-TE; Stoecklin-Marois-MT; Tancredi-DJ; Bennett-DH; Schenker-MB
Source
J Agromed 2013 Jan; 18(1):39-49
NIOSHTIC No.
20042184
Abstract
The authors report here results from the first follow-up survey of the Mexican Immigration to California: Agricultural Safety and Acculturation (MICASA) cohort of community- dwelling immigrant Hispanic farm workers in California's Central Valley. Among 560 participants the authors observed cumulative 1-year injury incidence of 6.6% (all injuries) and 4.3% (agricultural injuries). Increased prospective injury risk was associated with males, US birth, years lived in the United States, family income, and poor self-rated health. Agricultural injuries were associated most frequently with being struck by an object, falls, and cutting instruments, whereas over two thirds of nonagricultural injuries involved motor vehicles. Prevention should focus on safe handling of tools and materials, falls, and motor vehicle safety.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Occupational-hazards; Families; Farmers; Safety-measures; Safety-programs; Racial-factors; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Men; Risk-factors; Motor-vehicles; Fall-protection; Tools; Agricultural-machinery; Health-surveys; Occupational-safety-programs; Materials-handling; Author Keywords: Acculturation; agricultural workers; Hispanics; occupational injuries; occupational safety
Contact
Stephen A. McCurdy, MD MPH, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California-Davis School of Medicine, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8638, USA
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
samccurdy@ucdavis.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Grant; Agriculture
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-OH-007550; Grant-Number-R01-OH-009293; B20130221
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1059-924X
Source Name
Journal of Agromedicine
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California - Davis
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