Crucial Points and Risk Factors in Farm Accidents - Their Determination by Statistical Methods

As a rule accident data are analysed to find cumulations of accidents, to gain information on possible causes and to find genuine starting points for further-leading and purposive risk analyses. Until now only two-dimensional frequency counts have been used.

As an alternative two modern statistical methods were applied to analyse accidents: a) log-linear analysis of multiway frequency tables and b) logistic regression. They supply criteria to distinguish between significant and non-significant components. Thus, they furnish decision aids for definite measures to prevent accidents.

Mathematical models are formed to quantify the impact of main effects and interactions on the number and severity of accidents.


SOURCE: 1988. 9.


Publication #: 1988. 9.

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