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2011 Fact sheet: childhood agricultural injuries.
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Marshfield, WI: Marshfield Clinic, 2011 Jan; :1-2
Farms: 1.) In 2009, there were approximately 2.2 million farms in the United States. Children: 1.) Over 1.04 million youth lived on farms in 2009. 2.) More than half of all household youth performed work on the farm in 2006, with the highest group being 10-15 year olds. 3.) An additional 307,000 youth (youth not living on farms) were hired to do work on US farms in 2006. 4.) Only 30% of farm households with children younger than eight years reported having an enclosed, fenced off play area in 2006. Industry: 1.) The National Safety Council's 2009 edition of Injury Facts ranks agriculture as our nation's most dangerous industry with 28.6 deaths per 100,000 adult workers.
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2011 Fact Sheet: Childhood Agricultural Injuries
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
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