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Injury and Illness Surveillance in Migrant Farmworkers.


PB2004104599

Publication Date 2003
Personal Author Burau, K.; Cooper, S. P.
Page Count 182
Abstract Injury prevention efforts have been hindered by a lack of effective surveillance in agriculture. The objective of this cohort study was to use a school-based tracking system for migrant farm worker students as a surveillance method to identify migrant farm worker families in Starr County, located along the Texas-Mexico border, in order to estimate the frequency and risk factors for occupational injuries over a two-year period. Injuries were defined as getting hurt when working or traveling to or from work while migrating in the past year. Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District (RGCCISD) is the largest of three school districts in Starr County, and enrolled nearly 60% of all students in the county. The Migrant Education Program (MEP) in RGCCISD maintained files computerized through the New Generation System (NGS) on 1,200 families in the 1998-99 school years.
Keywords
  • Wounds and injuries
  • Illnesses
  • Surveillance
  • Migrant workers
  • Farm labor
  • Public health
  • Risk factors
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Hazards
  • Injury prevention
  • Questionnaires
  • Statistical data
  • Tables(Data)
  • Occupational diseases
  • Texas
  • Epidemiography
Source Agency
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Corporate Authors Texas Univ. Health Science Center at Houston.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 200415
Injury and Illness Surveillance in Migrant Farmworkers.
Injury and Illness Surveillance in Migrant Farmworkers.
PB2004104599

  • Wounds and injuries
  • Illnesses
  • Surveillance
  • Migrant workers
  • Farm labor
  • Public health
  • Risk factors
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Hazards
  • Injury prevention
  • Questionnaires
  • Statistical data
  • Tables(Data)
  • Occupational diseases
  • Texas
  • Epidemiography
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
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