Risk factors for low back injury among farmers in Iowa: A case-control study nested in the agricultural health study.

@article{Sprince2007RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for low back injury among farmers in Iowa: A case-control study nested in the agricultural health study.},
  author={Nancy L Sprince and Hyesook Park and Craig S. Zwerling and Paul A Whitten and Charles F. Lynch and Leon F. Burmeister and Kendall Thu and Patricia P Gillette and Michael C. R. Alavanja},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={10-6}
}
The aim of this study was to assess risk factors for low back injury requiring medical advice or treatment among Iowa farmers. Although farmers are at risk for low back injury, few studies have addressed risk factors for farm work-related low back injury. We screened 6999 participants in the Iowa portion of the Agricultural Health Study to identify 49 male farmers who reported farm work-related low back injury requiring medical advice or treatment in the previous year. We compared them with 465… CONTINUE READING

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