An Agricultural Accident Survey in Alberta, 1970

  • Howell, J. M.;
  • Smith, E. S. O.


A method of surveying agricultural accidents is described. The technique involves initiating a report form when medical treatment is begun and completion of the questionnaire by a public health nurse during a home visit.

For twelve months continuous reporting was maintained in the Barrhead-Westlock area and 103 accidents were investigated. The epidemiological features of these accidents are reported. Total incidence was 3.65 accidents per 100 farms per year.


JOURNAL: Can J Public Health. 1973; 64(1): 36-43.

Note: Canadian Journal of Public Health.

NLOM ID#: 73131168

Publication #: 73131168

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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