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Document ID (ISN)102053
CIS number 03-1214
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tedders S.H., Jobin T.L., Vogel R.L., Dever G.E.A.
Title Estimated risk of death among employees in agriculture and agriculture-related industries in Georgia, 1985-1994
Bibliographic information 2003, Vol.9, No.1, p.27-38. 24 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to compare the risk of death among white and black farmers to non-farmers in Georgia. Mortality data for farming and agricultural operations stratified by age and aggregated by race were retrieved from the Georgia Office of Vital Statistics for the years 1985-1994. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for all causes of death. Among white farmers, the risk of death was significantly high for tuberculosis (OR 1.64), fires (OR 1.60) and accidental drowning (OR 1.52). The leading causes of death among black farmers was accidental drowning (OR 1.53), cerebrovascular disease (OR 1.27) and ischaemic heart disease (OR 1.21). Causes of death reported to be significantly low were also investigated. The trends observed in this study appear to be similar to those observed at the national level.
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; occupational accidents; USA; agriculture; occupational diseases; mortality; risk factors; Georgia
Descriptors (secondary) tuberculosis; circulatory disorders of the brain; fire; cardiovascular diseases; drowning; statistical evaluation; hazard evaluation
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
Bacterial and parasitic diseases