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Farm-related injury mortality in New Mexico, 1980-91.
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PMID:  9088365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To compare the epidemiology of farm with non-farm occupational injury deaths, we reviewed state medical examiner data for all occupational injury deaths in New Mexico from 1980 to 1991. We identified 53 farm-related injury deaths for a rate of 21.3 per 100,000 worker-years. Farm workers were four times more likely than non-farm workers to die from occupational injury. American Indians had the highest farm injury death rate. Farm decedents were older than non-farm decedents (t498 = 6.29, p < 0.0001). Half of the farm decedents were 50 years of age or older; one-third were 60 years of age or older. Crush injuries accounted for half of all farm injury deaths including 18 of 23 motor vehicle deaths, half of these involving a tractor rollover. One in six farm injury deaths were from electrocution: one in five involved alcohol. Our study indicates that New Mexico has high farm-related injury mortality related to tractor use, alcohol intoxication, farm animals, and exposure to electricity. American Indians and older males are especially susceptible to these factors.
C S Crandall; L Fullerton; L Olson; D P Sklar; R Zumwalt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0001-4575     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-18     Completed Date:  1997-06-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albuquerque 87131-5246, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational / mortality*,  prevention & control
Agriculture / statistics & numerical data*
Cause of Death
Cross-Sectional Studies
Indians, North American / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
New Mexico / epidemiology
Risk Factors
Wounds and Injuries / mortality*,  prevention & control

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