Table 9. Number, median days away from work, and percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from workby selected worker characteristics and days away from work groups, 2014


     TABLE 9. Number, median days away from work(1), and percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days
     away from work(2) by selected worker characteristics and days away from work groups, 2014
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                                   |           |                   Percent of days-away-from-work cases involving                  |           
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                                   |  Private  |                                                                                   |   Median  
             Characteristic        |  industry |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | days away 
                                   | (3)(4)(5) |   1 day   |   2 days  | 3 - 5 days|6 - 10 days|  11 - 20  |  21 - 30  | 31 days or| from work 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |    days   |    days   |    more   |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          Total....................|  916,440  |    13.9   |    10.7   |    17.1   |    11.8   |    11.3   |     6.3   |    29.0   |       9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Gender:                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Female......................|  348,720  |    14.1   |    11.9   |    18.0   |    12.2   |    11.1   |     5.7   |    27.0   |       7   
       Not reported................|    6,760  |    14.6   |     8.9   |    13.6   |     7.4   |    10.5   |     8.4   |    36.5   |      17   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Age:                          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       16 - 19.....................|   21,520  |    18.4   |    17.5   |    24.6   |    11.5   |    12.1   |     5.0   |    10.8   |       4   
       20 - 24.....................|   88,460  |    19.7   |    14.3   |    19.3   |    14.1   |    10.6   |     4.6   |    17.3   |       5   
       25 - 34.....................|  195,090  |    16.1   |    12.9   |    20.0   |    11.9   |    11.3   |     5.5   |    22.3   |       6   
       35 - 44.....................|  188,490  |    14.0   |    10.6   |    16.6   |    11.6   |    11.2   |     6.4   |    29.6   |       9   
       45 - 54.....................|  216,280  |    11.7   |     9.0   |    15.8   |    11.5   |    11.5   |     6.9   |    33.6   |      12   
       55 - 64.....................|  155,410  |    10.6   |     8.0   |    14.7   |    11.3   |    11.6   |     7.2   |    36.6   |      15   
       65 and over.................|   32,250  |    10.1   |     8.2   |    13.6   |    10.3   |    10.6   |     7.1   |    40.2   |      17   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Length of service with        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      employer:                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Less than 3 months..........|   98,860  |    17.0   |    12.1   |    18.6   |    12.6   |    10.1   |     5.9   |    23.6   |       6   
       3 - 11 months...............|  177,790  |    14.9   |    12.2   |    18.4   |    11.5   |    11.8   |     5.9   |    25.4   |       7   
       1 - 5 years.................|  299,670  |    14.7   |    11.3   |    17.6   |    12.3   |    10.9   |     5.7   |    27.5   |       7   
       More than 5 years...........|  323,760  |    11.6   |     8.9   |    15.6   |    11.4   |    11.8   |     7.1   |    33.6   |      12   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Race or ethnic origin:(6)     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       White only..................|  358,210  |    15.8   |    11.0   |    16.8   |    11.2   |    11.0   |     6.9   |    27.3   |       8   
       Black only..................|   72,280  |    13.6   |    11.0   |    18.5   |    12.7   |    10.7   |     6.0   |    27.6   |       8   
       Hispanic or Latino only.....|  124,280  |    13.4   |    11.0   |    18.3   |    11.8   |    11.9   |     5.8   |    27.9   |       8   
       Asian only..................|   13,930  |    10.9   |    12.3   |    19.7   |    14.4   |    10.2   |     4.9   |    27.7   |       8   
       Native Hawaiian or Pacific  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Islander only..............|    3,460  |    12.1   |    13.9   |    15.0   |    13.9   |     7.2   |     4.6   |    33.2   |       9   
       American Indian or Alaskan  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Native only................|    4,020  |    10.7   |    12.9   |    18.4   |    19.9   |     8.5   |     8.5   |    21.1   |       7   
       Hispanic or Latino and other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        race.......................|      970  |     9.3   |    15.5   |    34.0   |    10.3   |    10.3   |     5.2   |    16.5   |       5   
       Multi-race..................|    1,020  |     7.8   |    23.5   |    21.6   |    17.6   |     7.8   |     4.9   |    16.7   |       5   
       Not reported................|  338,280  |    12.3   |     9.9   |    16.6   |    12.1   |    11.6   |     5.9   |    31.7   |      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 fewer 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, 2012) 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.
       
       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: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in cooperation with participating state
     agencies.

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