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Injuries among youth living on farms in the United States, 2001.

Hendricks KJ; Layne LA; Goldcamp EM; Myers JR
Proceedings of the National Institute for Farm Safety (NIFS) 2004 Annual Conference. Madison, WI: National Institute for Farm Safety, Inc., 2004 Jun; :1-18
The problem of children being injured while in agricultural environments has been recognized for several decades. However, sustained surveillance data regarding the characteristics of these injuries have been lacking. To address this issue, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed the Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (CAIS) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The first CAIS was for 1998 with the second for 2001. The 2001 CAIS was a sample of 50,000 U.S. farm households. Nonfatal injury information was collected for youth less than 20 years of age on U.S. farms. This included both work and non-work injuries occurring to youth living on, working on, or visiting the farm. In addition to injury information, the 2001 CAIS collected household youth demographic information. There were about 1.1 million youth living on U.S. farms in 2001. During this time period, there were an estimated 22,648 farm-related injuries to all youth less than 20 years of age. Seventy-four percent (16,851) of these injuries were to youth living in the farm household (rate: 15.7/1,000 household youth). Approximately 60% of the household youth injuries were to males. Household youth between the ages of 10 and 15 years experienced the highest number of injuries (8,252). This paper presents additional estimates of demographics, injuries, and injury rates for household youth from the 2001 CAIS. This examination will also provide a comparison to results from the 1998 CAIS.
Accident-prevention; Accident-statistics; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Agricultural-workers; Age-factors; Age-groups; Sex-factors; Farmers; Surveillance
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