Table 3: Occupational injuries and health problems reported by participants ( = 40).

Variables (%)

Experienced an occupational injury13 (32.5)
Knows other workers who have been injured21 (52.5)
Major types of injury ( = 13)
  Broken bone3 (23.1)
  Inhalation3 (23.1)
  Accidental injection/needle stab3 (23.1)
  Muscle sprain or strain3 (23.1)
Part of body injured
  Leg, knee, or hip4 (30.8)
  Hand or wrist3 (23.1)
  Eyes2 (15.4)
  Head or neck1 (7.7)
  Back1 (7.7)
  Arms or shoulders1 (7.7)
  Fingers1 (7.7)
Cause of injury
  Animal10 (76.9)
  Machine2 (15.4)
  Other1 (7.7)
Lost time due to injury
  No time lost8 (61.5)
  2-6 days lost1 (7.7)
  More than 30 days lost4 (30.8)
Have health problems due to working with hogs11 (28.2)
Type of occupational health problems
  Allergies3 (7.5)
  Asthma2 (5.0)
  Bronchitis2 (5.0)
  Coughing7 (17.5)
  Eyes burning10 (25.0)
  Headaches7 (17.5)
  Hearing problems2 (5.0)
  Infections1 (2.5)
  Muscular pain9 (22.5)
  Nausea4 (10.0)
  Nasal congestion4 (10.0)
  Sneezing6 (15.0)
  Skin disorders1 (2.5)
  Pain in throat3 (7.5)

Note: total number in each category may not equal total number of participants who reported an injury or health problem. Multiple health problems may have been reported by a worker and each health concern is represented in the table.