A number of studies carried out in different countries have shown that farmers have a low morbidity and mortality in comparison to those in other occupations.
However, this has been questioned on the basis that some type of selective process may be operating, in that persons having health problems will avoid farming, or are forced to leave farming for other occupations.
To determine the occurrence of a so-called « healthy worker effect », this postal survey of « elimination » from farming and farming-associated occupations has been carried out.
A total of 1283 male farmers and 334 male farm workers born in 1935 and active in Sweden in 1970 were taken as the study group.
As controls, a similar number of occupationally active men of the same age and living in the same municipalities were randomly chosen.
Mots-clés Pascal : Agriculture, Exploitation agricole, Condition travail, Adaptation, Retraite, Homme, Sélection, Suède, Morbidité, Changement social, Epidémiologie, Enquête par correspondance, Effet du tavailleur en bonne santé, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Agriculture, Farming, Working condition, Adaptation, Retirement, Human, Selection, Sweden, Morbidity, Social change, Epidemiology, Mail inquiry, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0077327
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.