Accidents That Happened to Minnesota Farm People in 1970

  • Hanson, Wayne H.;
  • Olien, Clarice N.


This study was conducted from January through December 1970. Cluster samples of 2,314 farm families in 17 randomly chosen Minnesota counties were interviewed by 299 trained volunteer interviewers at three month intervals. A cumulative record was made of all accidents of family members, hired help and visitors. An accident was defined as an injury to a person that required professional medical care (doctor, hospital, nurse, x-ray, etc.) and/ or resulted in the loss of one half day or more from normal activity of the injured.

The number of accidents of all farm people in Minnesota in 1970 would be 47.7 times the number reported in the sample. There were 633 accidents reported in the sample of 2,314 farm families, multiplying by 47.7 makes 30,200 accidents to farm families in Minnesota in 1970.

For additional details, see Special Report 39 Rural Accidents in Minnesota.


SOURCE: [1971?]. 27.


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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