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Document ID (ISN)111921
CIS number 11-0577
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wang L., Wheeler K., Bai L., Stallones L., Dong Y., Ge J., Xiang H.
Title Alcohol consumption and work-related injuries among farmers in Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.825-835. 35 ref.
Abstract This population-based survey aimed to study the association between alcohol use and work-related agricultural injury. Farmers in a north-eastern province of China were questioned about work-related injury in the past year, alcohol use, farming practices and sociodemographic factors. The Chi-square test and logistic regression analyses were used to investigate the role of alcohol drinking in agricultural injuries. Among 2,050 farmers who completed the survey, the 12-month prevalence of work-related injury was 12.2%. The leading external cause of injury was exposure to mechanical force. The odds of injury among farmers with past month drinking, who drank distilled spirits and reported intoxication were respectively 1.77, 1.89 and 2.12. The odds of injury also significantly increased with greater average amounts of pure alcohol per day, with increased frequency of drinking per week and with greater reported years of drinking. Each alcohol use variable was associated with injury in logistic regression models while controlling for sex, age, years of farm work, months of farm work in the past 12 months, driving a motor vehicle and agricultural machinery use.
Descriptors (primary) China; alcoholism; agriculture; occupational accidents; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; mechanical hazards; dose-response relationship
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Accident research
Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse