Occupational conditions and well-being of indigenous farmworkers.
Farquhar-S; Shadbeh-N; Samples-J; Ventura-S; Goff-N
Am J Publ Health 2008 Nov; 98(11):1956-1959
Increasing numbers of indigenous farmworkers from Mexico and Guatemala have been arriving in the Pacific Northwest (indigenous people are not of Hispanic or Latino descent and migrate from regions with unique cultural and linguistic traditions). Multilingual project outreach workers administered surveys to 150 farmworkers in Oregon to assess health, occupational safety, and general living conditions. This study confirms the increasing presence of indigenous peoples in Oregon and characterizes differences between indigenous and Latino farmworkers' occupational and health needs.
Farmers; Families; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Occupational-health; Demographic-characteristics; Racial-factors; Work-environment; Work-operations; Occupational-health; Occupational-health-services
Stephanie Farquhar, School of Community Health, Portland State University, School of Community Health, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207
American Journal of Public Health
Oregon Law Center