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Table 1 Characteristics of participants with a single claim (Group 1) and multiple claims (Group 2).

From: Repeat workers' compensation claims: risk factors, costs and work disability

Category Group 1 Group 2
  Single claim Multiple claims
N (%) participants 107,388 (63%) 62,760 (37%)
Gender *   
   N (%) Female 38,432 (35.8%) 17,523 (27.9%)
   N (%) Male 62,880 (58.6%) 42,877 (68.3%)
   N (%) missing # 6,076 (5.7%) 2,360 (3.8%)
Mean (SD) age in years* 35.1 (12.3) 34.5 (11.4)
Occupation (ANZSCO) *   
   Managers 5,387 (5.0%) 1,918 (3.1%)
   Professionals 15,564 (14.5%) 7,232 (11.5%)
   Technicians & trade workers 20,552 (19.1%) 14,356 (22.9%)
   Community & personal service workers 7,463 (6.9%) 5,402 (8.6%)
   Clerical & administrative workers 6,238 (5.8%) 1,952 (3.1%)
   Sales workers 5,293 (4.9%) 1,732 (2.8%)
   Machinery operators & drivers 10,096 (9.4%) 7,385 (11.8%)
   Labourers 30,664 (28.6%) 20,362 (32.4%)
   Missing # 6,131 (5.7%) 2,421 (3.9%)
Industry (ANZSIC)*   
   Agriculture, forestry &fishing 2,864 (2.7%) 1,142 (1.8%)
   Mining 314 (0.3%) 232 (0.4%)
   Manufacturing 23,519 (21.9%) 18,416 (29.3%)
   Electricity, gas, water & waste services 514 (0.5%) 318 (0.6%)
   Construction 7,166 (6.7%) 4,315 (6.9%)
   Wholesale trade 7.338 (6.8%) 4,140 (6.6%)
   Retail trade 9,611 (8.9%) 3.886 (6.2%)
   Accommodation & food services 4,139 (3.9%) 1,488 (2.4%)
   Transport, postal & warehousing 4,980 (4.6%) 3,580 (5.7%)
   Information media & telecommunications 178 (0.2%) 95 (0.2%)
   Financial and insurance services 966 (0.9%) 216 (0.3%)
   Rental, hiring & real estate services 716 (0.7%) 361 (0.6%)
   Professional, scientific & technical 2,775 (2.6%) 807 (1.3%)
   services 7,277 (6.8%) 4,413 (7.0%)
   Administrative & public support services 1,790 (1.7%) 879 (1.4%)
   Public administration & safety 7,422 (6.9%) 3,435 (5.5%)
   Education & training 12,180 (11.3%) 7,043 (11.2%)
   Health care & social assistance 3,381 (3.1%) 1,802 (2.9%)
   Arts & recreation services 2,947 (2.7%) 2,974 (4.7%)
   Other services 7,311 (8.4%) 3,188 (5.1%)
   Missing #   
Second claim   
   N (%) occupational injury - 49,474 (78.8%)
   N (%) occupational disease - 13,286 (21.2%)
  1. # Missing category denotes data that was not recorded in the database.
  2. *p < 0.001