Work-related injury among south Texas middle school students: prevalence and patterns.

@article{Weller2003WorkrelatedIA,
  title={Work-related injury among south Texas middle school students: prevalence and patterns.},
  author={Nancy Weller and Sharon R. Cooper and Susan Tortolero and Steven H. Kelder and Sohela S Hassan},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={96 12},
  pages={1213-20}
}
BACKGROUND Work experiences among early adolescents are largely undocumented. Our purpose was to document the prevalence of work and work-related injury among lower-income Hispanic South Texas middle school students. METHODS Anonymous surveys were conducted in classrooms of sixth- through eighth-grade students, and 3,008 students reported current or recent employment. RESULTS The prevalence of work was 56%; mean weekly work hours were 7.7. Increasing weekly work hours were significantly… CONTINUE READING