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Table 1 Demograhpics of Kentucky Private vs. Public Security and Law Enforcement (SLE) Sector First Reports of Injuries, 2005–2015

From: Workers compensation-reported injuries among security and law enforcement personnel in the private versus public sectors

Demographic Characteristics Private SLE Sector Number (%) Public SLE Sector Number (%) Chi Square p-value
Gender n = 899 n = 3478 <  0.001
 Male 696 (77%) 3065 (88%)  
 Female 202 (23%) 406 (12%)  
 Missinga 1 (< 1%) 7 (< 1%)  
Age (Years) n = 899 n = 3478 <  0.001
 Mean 43 (S.E. = 0.495) 37 (S.E. = 0.158)
 ≤ 24 98 (11%) 184 (5%)  
 25–34 194 (22%) 1315 (38%)  
 35–44 179 (20%) 1277 (37%)  
 45–54 206 (23%) 522 (15%)  
 55+ 221 (25%) 179 (5%)  
 Missinga 1 (< 1%) 1 (< 1%)  
Job Tenure n = 899 n = 3478 <  0.001
 < 1 year 327 (36%) 413 (12%)  
 ≥ 1 year 415 (46%) 2596 (75%)  
 Missinga 157 (17%) 469 (14%)  
Occupation n = 899 n = 3478 <  0.001
 Guards & Police Ex. Public Service 808 (91%) 34 (1%)  
 Police & Detectives Public Service 73 (8%) 3320 (96%)  
 Supervisors of Police & Detectives < 5 (< 1%) 80 (2%)  
 All Others < 5 (< 1%) 23 (< 1%)  
 Missinga 13 (1%) 21 (< 1%)  
Industry n = 899 n = 3478  
 Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 28 (3%) 0 (0%)  
 Mining & Construction 8 (1%) 0 (0%)  
 Manufacturing 28 (3%) 0 (0%)  
 Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, Sanitary Services 26 (3%) 0 (0%)  
 Wholesale Trade 41 (5%) 0 (0%)  
 Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 16 (2%) 0 (0%)  
 Services 752 (84%) 0 (0%)  
  Detective, Guard, and Armored Car Services 485 (54%) 0 (0%)  
  Help Supply Service 20 (2%) 0 (0%)  
  Security Systems Services 15 (2%) 0 (0%)  
  Airports, Flying Fields, and Airport Terminal Services 9 (1%) 0 (0%)  
  Other Services 223 (25%) 0 (0%)  
  Public Administration 0 (0%) 3478 (100%)  
SLE Worker Residence Region n = 899 n = 3478 < 0.001
 Appalachia 194 (22%) 955 (27%)  
 Non-Appalachia 596 (66%) 2421 (70%)  
 Out of State 109 (12%) 102 (3%)  
Location of SLE Worker Injury n = 899 n = 3478 < 0.001
 Appalachia 166 (18%) 655 (19%)  
 Non-Appalachia 689 (77%) 2815 (81%)  
 Out of State 35 (4%) < 10 (< 1%)  
Unknown 9 (1%) < 5 (< 1%)  
  1. aExcluded from statistical analysis