|Document ID (ISN)||102053|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tedders S.H., Jobin T.L., Vogel R.L., Dever G.E.A.
||Estimated risk of death among employees in agriculture and agriculture-related industries in Georgia, 1985-1994
||2003, Vol.9, No.1, p.27-38. 24 ref.
||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.
||race-linked differences; occupational accidents; USA; agriculture; occupational diseases; mortality; risk factors; Georgia
||tuberculosis; circulatory disorders of the brain; fire; cardiovascular diseases; drowning; statistical evaluation; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Bacterial and parasitic diseases