Youth on racial minority operated U.S. farms, 2008: demographics and injuries.
J Saf Res 2014 Dec; 51:81-86
Introduction: To obtain injury surveillance data for youth on racial minority operated farms, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health developed the Minority Farm Operator Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (M-CAIS) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Methods: Using a regionally stratified telephone survey of U.S. minority operated farm households, M-CAIS data were collected for youth less than 20 years of age. Results: There were an estimated 37,443 youth living on racial minority operated U.S. farms in 2008, almost half (46%) of these youth worked on the farm. Racial minority farm operators hired 6,443 youth, and reported an estimated 775,991 youth relative and other visitors on the farm. These youth suffered an estimated 516 injuries (5.9 injuries/1000 farms). Conclusions: Household youth had an injury rate of 7.8 injuries/1000 household youth and a work-related injury rate of 6.9 injuries/1000 working household youth.
Surveillance-programs; Injuries; Humans; Children; Racial-factors; Demographic-characteristics; Sociological-factors; Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agriculture;
Author Keywords: Minority; Agriculture; Injury; Youth; Surveillance
Kitty J. Hendricks; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research, Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch, 1095 Willowdale Rd., M/S 1808, Morgantown, WV 26505
Journal of Safety Research