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J Safety Res. 2005;36(2):149-57.

Household youth on minority operated farms in the United States, 2000: exposures to and injuries from work, horses, ATVs and tractors.

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, M/S 1808, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA. khendricks@cdc.gov

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

It is likely that youth living on minority operated farms (<3% of U.S. farms) face hazards similar to the general farm population; however, since minority youth are not well represented by general farm surveys, this information hasn't been confirmed.

METHOD:

Nonfatal injury and exposure data were obtained from the 2000 Minority Farm Operator Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (M-CAIS).

RESULTS:

On racial minority farms, there were an estimated 28,600 household youth. Of these, about 41% worked, 26% rode a horse, 23% drove an ATV, and 23% operated a tractor. On Hispanic farms, there were an estimated 17,998 household youth. Of these, 44% worked, 30% rode a horse, 27% drove an ATV, and 25% operated a tractor.

CONCLUSIONS:

These results show the value of conducting a survey of minorities to identify high risk groups and target issues that may be unique to the minority farm population.

PMID:
15882873
DOI:
10.1016/j.jsr.2005.01.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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