Table 1

Characteristics of injured people in terms of disability, work loss, functional ability and lost earnings

NumberFrequency (%)
Disability (n=127)
 Yes3729.1
 No9070.9
Able to return to work? (n=126)
 Yes10986.5
 No1713.5
 Missing1
Days of work lost (for those able to return to work) (n=107)*
 One day1312.1
 2–4 days2220.6
 5–7 days1211.2
 1–2 weeks2321.5
 3–4 weeks1615
 Over 1 month2119.6
 Missing2
Ability to perform ADLs (after disability, n=37)
 Able1232.4
 Unable2567.6
Job loss (as a result of disability, n=36)
 Yes616.7
 No3083.3
 Missing1
Reduction in earnings? (as a result of disability, n=35)
 Yes3188.6
 No411.4
 Missing2
  • * Only those who were able to return to work were asked the question about number of days missed due to disability.

  • ADLs, activities of daily living.