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Mortality and Morbidity among Farmers, Nonfarming Rural Men, and Urban Referents A Prospective Population-Based Study

Thelin, Nils; Holmberg, Sara; Nettelbladt, Per LU and Thelin, Anders (2009) In International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 15(1). p.21-28
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A cohort of 1,220 farmers, 1,130 nonfarming rural men, and 1,087 urban referents from Sweden were monitored for 12 years. Farmers had lower mortality than urban referents for all causes of death (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.51; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.37-0.71), cancer (HR = 0.44; 95% CI, 0.24-0.78) and cardiovascular diseases (HR = 0.60; 95% CI, 0.36-0.99). Nonfarming rural men had lower mortality than urban referents for all causes of deaths (HR 0.81; 95% CI, 0.70-0.94). Farmers and nonfarming rural men had significantly lower morbidity risks of cancer and of psychiatric disorders than urban referents. Farmers had significantly lower risk of endocrine disorders, cardiovascular disorders, and respiratory, disorders. In general, morbidity... (More)
A cohort of 1,220 farmers, 1,130 nonfarming rural men, and 1,087 urban referents from Sweden were monitored for 12 years. Farmers had lower mortality than urban referents for all causes of death (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.51; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.37-0.71), cancer (HR = 0.44; 95% CI, 0.24-0.78) and cardiovascular diseases (HR = 0.60; 95% CI, 0.36-0.99). Nonfarming rural men had lower mortality than urban referents for all causes of deaths (HR 0.81; 95% CI, 0.70-0.94). Farmers and nonfarming rural men had significantly lower morbidity risks of cancer and of psychiatric disorders than urban referents. Farmers had significantly lower risk of endocrine disorders, cardiovascular disorders, and respiratory, disorders. In general, morbidity was lower among arming rural men compared with urban referents and was even lower among farmers. Urban referents had, however, significantly less musculoskeletal disorder Morbidity. All urban-rural factor and a Farming occupational or lifestyle factor results in lower mortality and morbidity rates except concerning musculoskeletal disorders. (Less)
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urban, rural, farmer, mortality, morbidity, salutogenesis
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  abstract     = {A cohort of 1,220 farmers, 1,130 nonfarming rural men, and 1,087 urban referents from Sweden were monitored for 12 years. Farmers had lower mortality than urban referents for all causes of death (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.51; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.37-0.71), cancer (HR = 0.44; 95% CI, 0.24-0.78) and cardiovascular diseases (HR = 0.60; 95% CI, 0.36-0.99). Nonfarming rural men had lower mortality than urban referents for all causes of deaths (HR 0.81; 95% CI, 0.70-0.94). Farmers and nonfarming rural men had significantly lower morbidity risks of cancer and of psychiatric disorders than urban referents. Farmers had significantly lower risk of endocrine disorders, cardiovascular disorders, and respiratory, disorders. In general, morbidity was lower among arming rural men compared with urban referents and was even lower among farmers. Urban referents had, however, significantly less musculoskeletal disorder Morbidity. All urban-rural factor and a Farming occupational or lifestyle factor results in lower mortality and morbidity rates except concerning musculoskeletal disorders.},
  author       = {Thelin, Nils and Holmberg, Sara and Nettelbladt, Per and Thelin, Anders},
  issn         = {1077-3525},
  keyword      = {urban,rural,farmer,mortality,morbidity,salutogenesis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {21--28},
  publisher    = {Abel Publication Services},
  series       = {International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  title        = {Mortality and Morbidity among Farmers, Nonfarming Rural Men, and Urban Referents A Prospective Population-Based Study},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2009},
}