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Table 1 Baseline demographic, other personal, and work-related characteristics among the uninjured and injured sample at the baseline (N = 7212)

From: A longitudinal study of work-related injuries: comparisons of health and work-related consequences between injured and uninjured aging United States adults

Exposures Uninjured
n (%)
Injured
n (%)
Age categories
 50–60 year old 3892 (56.9) 226 (63.3)
 60–70 year old 2255 (33.0) 107 (30.0)
 70 years and above 612 (9.0) 21 (5.9)
Gender
 Men 3375 (49.3) 168 (47.1)
 Women 3465 (50.7) 189 (52.9)
Race
 White/Caucasian 5490 (80.3) 275 (77.0)
 Black/African American 945 (13.8) 54 (15.1)
 Other 403 (5.9) 28 (7.8)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic 594 (8.7) 38 (10.6)
 Non-Hispanic 6245 (91.3) 319 (89.4)
Birthplace
 US born 6097 (89.1) 322 (90.2)
 Born elsewhere 722 (10.6) 34 (9.5)
Education
 Left high-school/GED 1166 (17.0) 77 (21.6)
 High-school graduate 1954 (28.6) 115 (32.2)
 Some college 1698 (24.8) 95 (26.6)
 College and above 2020 (29.5) 70 (19.6)
Marital status
 Married/partnered 5165 (75.5) 245 (68.6)
 Separated/divorced/ widowed 1439 (21.0) 98 (27.4)
 Never married 232 (3.4) 14 (3.9)
Total household assets ($)
  < =63,500 3731 (54.6) 239 (67.0)
  > 63,500 3109 (45.5) 118 (33.1)
Alcohol consumption (drinks/week)
 None 4031 (58.9) 226 (63.3)
 1–5 2715 (39.7) 122 (34.2)
 6 or more 79 (1.2) 6 (1.7)
Chronic physical health conditions
 0 2216 (32.4) 90 (25.2)
 1 2305 (33.7) 124 (34.7)
 2 or more 2319 (34.0) 143 (40.1)
Acute depression
 No 3437 (50.2) 134 (37.5)
 Yes 3117 (45.6) 207 (58.0)
Work category
 Managerial 1016 (14.8) 38 (10.6)
 Professional/technical 1314 (19.2) 52 (14.6)
 Sales 718 (10.5) 27 (7.6)
 Clerical/administrative 1105 (16.1) 40 (11.2)
 Health care 174 (2.5) 27 (7.6)
 Protection service 121 (1.8) 11 (3.1)
 Household/building cleaning service & Food preparation service 271 (4.0) 16 (4.5)
 Personal service 438 (6.4) 26 (7.3)
 Mechanical/Repair 202 (2.9) 12 (3.4)
 Farming/forestry/fishing 200 (2.9) 18 (5.0)
 Construction/Extraction 222 (3.2) 20 (5.6)
 Precision production 184 (2.7) 9 (2.5)
 Operators: machine, transportation 815 (11.9) 57 (16.0)
Work status
 Full-time 4391 (64.2) 270 (75.6)
 Part-time 966 (14.1) 45 (12.6)
 Partly retired 1483 (21.7) 42 (11.8)
Work tenure
 Five years or less 2966 (43.4) 128 (35.8)
 More than five years 3486 (56.2) 229 (64.1)
Work-requirement factors: Does your job require
Excessive physical effort?
  All/almost all the time 1136 (16.6) 98 (27.4)
  Most of the time 822 (12.0) 64 (17.9)
  Some of the time 1799 (26.3) 95 (26.6)
  None/almost none of the time 2255 (33.0) 64 (17.9)
Lifting heavy loads?
  All/almost all the time 495 (7.2) 54 (15.1)
  Most of the time 349 (5.1) 27 (7.6)
  Some of the time 1418 (20.7) 107 (30.0)
  None/almost none of the time 3750 (54.8) 133 (37.2)
Stooping/kneeling/crouching?
  All/almost all the time 916 (13.4) 94 (26.3)
  Most of the time 609 (9.0) 47 (13.2)
  Some of the time 1972 (28.8) 101 (28.3)
  None/almost none of the time 2516 (36.8) 79 (22.1)
Total 6840 (94.8) 357 (4.9)
  1. Missing values are not shown