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Document ID (ISN)103393
CIS number 04-365
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hartman E., Frankena K., Oude Vrielink H.H.E., Nielen M., Metz J.H.M., Huirne R.B.M.
Title Risk factors associated with sick leave due to work-related injuries in Dutch farmers: An exploratory case-control study
Bibliographic information Nov. 2004, Vol.42, No.9, p.807-823. 41 ref.
Abstract This case-control study examines the occurrence of work-related sickness absenteeism among Dutch farmers, together with the corresponding epidemiological risk factors. It is based on absenteeism claims from 1998-2001 using data from an insurance institution. 899 cases and 3596 controls were selected. Most injuries (74%) were work-related. Bruises, sprains or stains and fractures were the most frequent injuries (63%). Multivariable logistic analysis shows that farmers working in dairy farming (OR=2.6) or pig husbandry (OR=2.7), older farmers (OR=1.48 per 10 years) and smokers (OR=1.7) were at increased risk. Contact with cows was significant factor within dairy farming (OR=1.7 per 500h) and working more than 60h per week a significant factor within pig husbandry. Possible preventive measures could include raising awareness among older farmers and smokers that they are at increased risk, and focusing on the risks associated with working with animals.
Descriptors (primary) Netherlands; agriculture; risk factors; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) swine; smoking; fractures; sprains; hazard evaluation; statistical evaluation; case-control study; contusion; handling of animals; dairy farming; age-linked differences; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture