Statewide studies of accidents involving farm families were conducted in Ohio in 1967 and 1972. Data from these studies were examined to establish accident trends and characteristics of farm families. Results show that accidents to farm people have declined slightly during the 5-year period and that changes are taking place in the types of accidents. Farm size was found to be related to accidents with families on larger farms having more. Farm families with 5 or more members had significantly more accidents than smaller families. Families where heads of households had higher education were somewhat more likely to have accidents, but this difference was not significant. Farm males had more accidents than farm females, and this difference appeared to be related to exposure. Additional research on this and other factors related to farm family accidents is recommended.
JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: J Saf Res. 1975; 7(2): 85-89.
Note: Journal of Safety Research.NLOM ID#: No ID #.
This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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