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Document ID (ISN)74826
CIS number 00-729
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McGwin G., Scotten S., Aranas A., Enochs R., Roseman J.M.
Title The impact of agricultural injury on farm owners and workers in Alabama and Mississippi
Bibliographic information Apr. 2000, Vol.37, No.4, p.374-381. 21 ref.
Abstract To assess the consequences of agricultural injury comparing Caucasian and African-American farm owners and workers, 1,244 farmers were observed between 1994-1996 for farming-related injuries. One hundred and thirty-one subjects reported a total of 140 injuries. The majority of injuries were classified as minor or moderate and required medical attention. African-American farm workers tended to have more severe injuries. Nearly all injured subjects experienced acute residual effects (e.g., pain when moving), while persistent effects occurred in about half of the injured subjects, the latter being more common among African-American workers. Losing employment was a frequent nonmedical effect of the injury. African-American workers tended to be more likely to become unemployed and/or be hurt financially. Better medical care facilities for African-American farm workers may allow a reduction of the impact of agricultural injuries in this population.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; agriculture; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) Mississippi; race-linked differences; USA; severity rates; long-term study; statistical evaluation; Alabama
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
Economic aspects