To evaluate farm-related deaths among children in California and to identify specify risk factors, this study used death certificate tapes to identify 40 farm-related deaths among children under age 15 in California for 1980 to 1989.
Mortality rates and odds ratios for cause-specific unintentional farm deaths were calculated.
While California's farm-related mortality rate was lower than those in the midwestern states studied, the rate for Hispanic boys was 70% higher than that for non-Hispanics.
The odds of death from machinery (81.3), animals (10.1), electricity (5.2), and nontraffic motor vehicles (3.4) were significantly greater than those in nonfarm locations ; those from drowning were significantly lower (2.0).
Specific factors associated with the lower California mortality rate need to be identified.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Accident travail, Accident, Enfant, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Age, Californie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Occupational accident, Accident, Child, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Age, California, Human, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0208524
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.