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Incidence and cost of injury among youth in agricultural settings, United States, 2001-2006.

Authors
  • Zaloshnja, Eduard
  • Miller, Ted R
  • Lawrence, Bruce
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2012
Volume
129
Issue
4
Pages
728–734
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2512
PMID: 22412022
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We found that, similarly to adult agricultural injuries, youth agricultural injuries tend to be more severe and more costly than nonagricultural injuries. Only 1.4% of injured youth in the United States were hospitalized in 2000, but 14% of youth injured in agriculture were hospitalized in 2001-2006. To address this serious problem, prevention should focus on better controlling both child access to agricultural recreational activities and child assignment to agricultural work tasks that exceed developmental norms.

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