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2008 Fact sheet - childhood agricultural injuries.
Marshfield, WI: Marshfield Clinic, 2008 May; :1-2
In 2007, there were approximately 2.08 million farms in the United States. Over 1.12 million youth lived on farms in 2006 with 42 % of youth living in the Midwest region, 39% in the South region and the remaining living in the West (13%) and Northeast (6%) regions. More than half of all household youth performed work or chores on the farm in 2001. Only 30% of farm households with children younger than eight years reported having an enclosed, fenced off play area in 2006. The National Safety Council's 2008 edition of Injury facts ranks agriculture as our nation's most dangerous industry with 28.7 deaths per 100,000 adult workers.
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Livestock; Age-factors; Children; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Mortality-data
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
2008 Fact sheet - childhood agricultural injuries
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division