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Document ID (ISN)103915
CIS number 05-105
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McCurdy S.A., Samuels S.J., Carroll D.J., Beaumont J.J., Morrin L.A.
Title Agricultural injury in California migrant Hispanic farm workers
Bibliographic information Sep. 2003, Vol.44, No.3, p.225-235. 41 ref.
Internet access 05-0105.pdf [in English]
Abstract A longitudinal study of injury among migrant Hispanic farm workers residing in six Northern California Migrant Family Housing Centers (MHCs) during the 1997 harvest season was conducted. Subjects completed an initial interviewer-administered work-and-health questionnaire and participated in three follow-up surveys. There were 1,201 adult farm workers (participation 85.2%) who completed the initial questionnaire. Of these, 837 (69.7%) completed the follow-up surveys. There were 86 injuries (incidence 9.3/100 full-time equivalent employees). Increased risk for injury occurred among women paid piece-rate (relative risk 4.9). Sprains and strains were most common (31%), followed by lacerations (12%). Overall, the injury experience in this cohort was comparable to that reported in other studies of agricultural workers in the United States.
Descriptors (primary) California; injuries; agriculture; migrant workers; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) USA; payment by results; sprains; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; wounds; women; sex-linked differences; cohort study
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