Revista de Saúde Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0034-8910
FEHLBERG, Marta Fernanda; SANTOS, Iná dos y TOMASI, Elaine. Prevalence and associated factors to rural occupational accidents, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2001, vol.35, n.3, pp. 269-275. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102001000300009.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency of rural occupational accidents and its association with potential risk factors. METHODS: The study was carried out in a urban area of Pelotas, RS, Brazil. A cross-sectional study was conducted. A representative sample of rural workers was selected using a multi-stage sampling. From January to April 1996, a total of 258 rural families were visited and all the 580 rural workers identified in those households answered a standardized questionnaire. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of rural occupational accidents was 11%. After allowing for potential confounders, the main occupational hazards, as shown by logistic regression, were lower socioeconomic status (OR=1.81), non-white skin color (OR=3.50), and poor work satisfaction (OR=2.77).
Palabras llave : Accidents, occupational [statistics and numerical data]; Rural workers; Social class status; Prevalence; Risk factors; Cross-sectional studies; Socioeconomic factors; Sex distribution; Age distribution; Educational status; Brazil [epidemiology].