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Document ID (ISN)100770
CIS number 02-1726
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zahm S.H., Blair A.
Title Feasibility of epidemiologic research on migrant and seasonal farmworkers
Bibliographic information Nov. 2001, Vol.40, No.5, p.487-618 (whole issue). Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract This special issue contains 15 reports of pilot projects from the Farmworker Epidemiology Research Group, designed to assess the feasibility of conducting epidemiological studies on migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Migrant Health Program, this work began after a review in 1993 found that despite concerns about exposure to potentially carcinogenic pesticides, there were few studies on cancer among farmworkers. It was believed that reasons for this lack of data included the difficulties of conducting epidemiological studies on a highly-mobile population, often with little education or understanding of English and with lengthy, complex job histories. The projects reported address issues of questionnaire design, assessment of pesticide exposures, tracing, evaluating cancer incidence and mortality, and establishing a cohort of farmworkers for future follow-up.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiology; agriculture; migrant workers; epidemiologic study
Descriptors (secondary) USA; mortality; pesticides; cancer; safety and health documentation; cohort study; research; frequency rates; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture