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Document ID (ISN)104289
CIS number 05-702
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ferguson Carlson K., Goodwin Gerberich S., Church T.R., Ryan A.D., Alexander B.H., Mongin S.J., Renier C.M., Zhang X., French L.R., Masten A.
Title Tractor-related injuries: A population-based study of a five-state region in the Midwest
Bibliographic information Mar. 2005, Vol.47, No.3, p.254-264. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract Tractor-related injuries are among the most severe of agricultural injuries. This study on tractor-related injuries identified the incidence, consequences and potential risk factors for tractor injuries among 3,765 agricultural households in a five-state region. Demographic, injury and exposure data were collected during 1999 using telephone interviews. A causal model served as a basis for survey design, data analysis and interpretation of results. The overall injury rate was 9.6 events per 1000 persons per year. Increased personal risk was observed for males and prior agricultural injury experience. Compared with ages 35-44, decreased risks were identified for younger age groups.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; USA; agriculture; injuries; tractors
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; risk factors; frequency rates; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation