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Document ID (ISN)106056
CIS number 07-103
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2005-147
Author(s) Myers J.R., Hendricks K.J., Goldcamp E.M., Layne L.A.
Title Injury and asthma among youth less than 20 years of age on minority farm operations in the United States, 2000 - Volume I: Racial minority national data
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, July 2005. xv, 273p. 66 ref.
Internet access http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2006-109/pdfs/2006-109.pdf [in English]
Abstract This document presents national US data on non-fatal injuries and asthma among youth on farms operated by Hispanic minorities for the year 2000. These data, drawn from a special survey of minority farm operators across the country, indicate that 366 youth were injured during 2000. The causes of these injuries included falls, animals and vehicles such as ATVs. The overall prevalence of asthma was of 87.7 asthmatics per 1000 household youth. This information will serve as a resource to federal, state and local agencies, health and safety professionals and farm safety advocates in their efforts to develop focused and coordinated strategies to prevent youth injuries and asthma on farms.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; USA; young persons; injuries; agriculture; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; statistics; glossary; causes of accidents; frequency rates; survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)