Further Evaluation of Agricultural Injury Patterns and Agents in Central Wisconsin

  • Purschwitz, Mark A.;
  • Stueland, Dean T.;
  • Layde, Peter M.


Emergency room based farm injury surveillance identified 1,478 victims of agricultural trauma in central Wisconsin during a three-year period. This preliminary report focuses on factors related to the number and patterns of injuries observed. Since the period of observation included a year with intense drought, the effect of climate is explored. In addition, a preliminary effort is made to compare injury pattern to the agent of injury. In an ideal interdisciplinary approach to reducing far injuries, information from medical surveillance of farm injuries can be used by those disciplines involved in farm injury prevention in their efforts to develop effective approaches to reduce the toil of farm injuries. Areas with surveillance systems are ideal sites to evaluate the actual impact of different farm injury interventions.


SOURCE: Columbia, Missouri: National Institute for Farm Safety; 1990. 17.


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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