A one-year retrospective survey was conducted to study the incidence of, and potential risk factors for farm-related injuries. One hundred thirteen dairy and beef farms in Eastern Ontario were surveyed using a personal interview. Information was collected on demographic characteristics of the farm owner, workers, and family; characteristics of the farm operation; and information on behaviours potentially affecting injury risk. The crude rate of injury was 9.6 per 100 person years. Significantly higher rates of injury were found for: owner-operators of farms (RR = 2.9; p < 0.001); male sex (RR = 3.8; p < 0.001); living/working on a beef as opposed to dairy farm (RR = 2.3; p = 0.01); farm owners in the age groups of <30 and>70 years (p=0.05), full-time as opposed to part- time beef farm owners (RR = 4.2; p = 0.02); and full-time owners of beef as opposed to dairy farms (RR = 2.4; p = 0.03). Common patters of injury included accidental falls (E880-8); lacerations, bruises, and crush injuries from working with cattle (E906) or from agricultural machinery (E919.0); and foreign body injuries to the eye for which medical treatment was sought, were treated in a hospital- based emergency department. This information would support efforts to establish an emergency-department-based surveillance system for farming injuries in our setting.
JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: Accid Anal Prev. 1991; 23(6): 585-594.
Note: Accident Analysis and Prevention.NLOM ID#: 92126165 .
Publication #: 92126165
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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