Prevention of agricultural injuries among children and adolescents

Marilyn J. Bull, Phyllis Agran, H. Garry Gardner, Danielle Laraque, Susan H. Pollack, Gary A. Smith, Howard R. Spivak, Milton Tenenbein, Ruth A. Brenner, Stephanie Bryn, Cheryl Neverman, Richard A. Schieber, Richard Stanwick, Deborah Tinsworth, Robert Tanz, Victor Garcia, Murray L. Katcher, Barbara Lee, Jennie McLaurin, Heather NewlandPaul Melinkovich, Wyndolyn C. Bell, Denice Cora-Bramble, Helen M. DuPlessis, Gilbert A. Handal, Robert E. Holmberg, Arthur Lavin, Denia A. Varrasso, David L. Wood, Ann Drum, Danielle Laraque, Stephen E. Barnett, Ana Garcia

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Abstract

Although the annual number of farm deaths to children and adolescents has decreased since publication of the 1988 American Academy of Pediatrics statement, "Rural Injuries," the rate of nonfatal farm injuries has increased. Approximately 100 unintentional injury deaths occur annually to children and adolescents on US farms, and an additional 22 000 injuries to children younger than 20 years occur on farms. Relatively few adolescents are employed on farms compared with other types of industry, yet the proportion of fatalities in agriculture is higher than that for any other type of adolescent employment. The high mortality and severe morbidity associated with farm injuries require continuing and improved injury-control strategies. This statement provides recommendations for pediatricians regarding patient and community education as well as public advocacy related to agricultural injury prevention in childhood and adolescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1016-1019
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics
Volume108
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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