Health and Environment of Rural Families: Results of a Community Canvass Survey in the Prairie Ecosystem Study (PECOS)

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Cessna, Allan J.;
  • Crossley, Margaret F. O.;
  • Dosman, James A.;
  • Hagel, Louise M.;
  • Hanke, Pat;
  • Irvine, Donald G.;
  • Masley, Michele L.;
  • McDuffie, Helen H.;
  • Rosenberg, Alan M.;
  • Semchuk, Karen M.;
  • Senthilselvan, Ambi K.


This cross-sectional survey was conducted as Phase I of the Prairie Ecosystem Study (PECOS):Environmental Pesticide Exposure and Human Health. In November of 1995, community volunteers delivered a self-administered household questionnaire to 1185 rural households in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. The survey provided a broad description of the general health and the physical environment of 511 men, 499 women, and 393 children (<18 years of age) residing in 549 respondent households the rural study area (population density about one person>

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