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Document ID (ISN)101708
CIS number 03-665
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Virtanen S.V., Notkola V., Luukkonen R., Eskola E., Kurppa K.
Title Work injuries among Finnish farmers: A national register linkage study 1996- 1997
Bibliographic information Mar. 2003, Vol.43, No.3, p.314-325. Illus. 28 ref.
Internet access 03-0665.pdf [in English]
Abstract Farming is one of the most injury-prone occupations in Finland as it is in other countries. The objectives of this study were to describe work injuries of Finnish farmers and to compare occupational injury rates between various subgroups. A cohort of 69,629 full-time farmers and their 11,657 compensated injuries were identified from an insurance company database. Using cohort, population census and farm register data, relative incidence rates were calculated using Poisson regression. Men had higher injury rates than women, except with regard to injuries caused by animals. Dairy and hog farming were the riskiest activities. In dairy farms, injury rates increased with the number of cows. Only half of insured farmers in Finland are full-time farmers, which may have led to an underestimation of risk in Finnish injury statistics.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Finland; agriculture; risk factors; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) livestock rearing; cohort study; handling of animals; dairy farming; frequency rates; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; poisson distribution; compensation of occupational accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture