Table 7. Number, percent distribution, and median days away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by race or ethnic origin, length of service, and ownership, 2012


     TABLE 7. Number, percent distribution, and median days away from work(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) by race or ethnic
     origin, length of service, and ownership, 2012
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                                   |  Total private, State, and local  |              Private              |               State               |               Local               
                                   |             government            |         industry(3)(4)(5)         |        government(3)(4)(5)        |        government(3)(4)(5)        
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             Characteristic        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |Median days|           |           |Median days|           |           |Median days|           |           |Median days
                                   |   Number  |  Percent  | away from |   Number  |  Percent  | away from |   Number  |  Percent  | away from |   Number  |  Percent  | away from 
                                   |           |           |    work   |           |           |    work   |           |           |    work   |           |           |    work   
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total cases...................| 1,153,980 |   100.0   |      9    |   905,690 |   100.0   |      8    |    66,950 |   100.0   |     10    |   181,340 |   100.0   |      9    
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     Race or ethnic origin:(6)     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       White only..................|   455,160 |    39.4   |      7    |   362,480 |    40.0   |      7    |    18,650 |    27.9   |      9    |    74,030 |    40.8   |      6    
       Black only..................|    89,100 |     7.7   |      8    |    70,710 |     7.8   |      7    |     8,500 |    12.7   |      9    |     9,900 |     5.5   |     10    
       Hispanic or Latino only.....|   134,010 |    11.6   |      9    |   118,940 |    13.1   |      8    |     3,540 |     5.3   |     10    |    11,530 |     6.4   |     14    
       Asian only..................|    15,770 |     1.4   |      7    |    13,770 |     1.5   |      7    |       550 |      .8   |      3    |     1,450 |      .8   |     40    
       Native Hawaiian or Pacific  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Islander only..............|     3,500 |      .3   |      8    |     2,940 |      .3   |      6    |       240 |      .4   |     22    |       330 |      .2   |     24    
       American Indian or Alaskan  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Native only................|     5,100 |      .4   |      7    |     4,200 |      .5   |      6    |       160 |      .2   |     11    |       740 |      .4   |      7    
       Hispanic or Latino and other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        race.......................|       990 |      .1   |      5    |       710 |      .1   |      1    |     -     |     -     |     -     |       270 |      .1   |     66    
       Multi-race..................|     1,280 |      .1   |      4    |     1,130 |      .1   |      4    |        70 |      .1   |      4    |        80 |    (7)    |     16    
       Not reported................|   449,080 |    38.9   |     10    |   330,830 |    36.5   |     10    |    35,230 |    52.6   |     12    |    83,020 |    45.8   |     11    
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     Length of service with        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      employer:                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Less than 3 months..........|   102,260 |     8.9   |      6    |    95,670 |    10.6   |      6    |     1,580 |     2.4   |      7    |     5,010 |     2.8   |      4    
       3 - 11 months...............|   185,830 |    16.1   |      7    |   171,540 |    18.9   |      7    |     4,210 |     6.3   |      7    |    10,070 |     5.6   |      6    
       1 - 5 years.................|   357,460 |    31.0   |      8    |   300,490 |    33.2   |      7    |    16,120 |    24.1   |      9    |    40,850 |    22.5   |      9    
       More than 5 years...........|   489,760 |    42.4   |     11    |   325,220 |    35.9   |     12    |    41,820 |    62.5   |     10    |   122,720 |    67.7   |     10    
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       1 Median days away from work is the measure used to summarize the varying lengths of absences from work among the cases with days away from work. Half the cases involved
     more days and half involved less days than a specified median. Median days away from work are represented in actual values.
       2 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       3 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       4 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2007) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are
     provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining
     industries.  These data do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002;
     therefore, estimates for these industries are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       5 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       6 Race and ethnicity data do not add to total.  Some cases may be counted as both Multi-race and Hispanic and other race.
       7 Data too small to be displayed.
       
       NOTE:  Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines.  Because of rounding and data exclusion of nonclassifiable responses, data may not sum to the totals.
       SOURCE:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in cooperation with participating State agencies.

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