Agricultural Injury in California Hispanic Farm Workers: MICASA Follow-up Survey

Stephen A Mccurdy, Hong Xiao, Tamara E. Hennessy-Burt, Maria T. Stoecklin-Marois, Daniel J Tancredi, Deborah H Bennett, Marc B Schenker

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Abstract

The authors report here results from the first follow-up survey of the Mexican Immigration to California: Agricultural Safety and Acculturation (MICASA) cohort of community-dwelling immigrant Hispanic farm workers in California's Central Valley. Among 560 participants the authors observed cumulative 1-year injury incidence of 6.6% (all injuries) and 4.3% (agricultural injuries). Increased prospective injury risk was associated with males, US birth, years lived in the United States, family income, and poor self-rated health. Agricultural injuries were associated most frequently with being struck by an object, falls, and cutting instruments, whereas over two thirds of nonagricultural injuries involved motor vehicles. Prevention should focus on safe handling of tools and materials, falls, and motor vehicle safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-49
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Agromedicine
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

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Acculturation
Emigration and Immigration
Hispanic Americans
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Wounds and Injuries
Motor Vehicles
Independent Living
Farmers
Surveys and Questionnaires
Parturition
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Health

Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • agricultural workers
  • Hispanics
  • occupational injuries
  • occupational safety

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Agricultural Injury in California Hispanic Farm Workers : MICASA Follow-up Survey. / Mccurdy, Stephen A; Xiao, Hong; Hennessy-Burt, Tamara E.; Stoecklin-Marois, Maria T.; Tancredi, Daniel J; Bennett, Deborah H; Schenker, Marc B.

In: Journal of Agromedicine, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 39-49.

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