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Table 2 Characterisation of repeat claims by nature of affliction and bodily location categories.

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

Category* N (%) of participants Mean ± SD days between 1stand 2ndclaims HR [95% CI]
Same affliction/Same bodily location (Reference condition) 11,586 (18.5%) 725 ± 807 1
Same affliction/Different bodily location 12,658 (20.2%) 866 ± 893 .81 [.79 - .83]
Different affliction/Same bodily location 9,907 (15.8%) 1,331 ± 1,143 .55 [.53 - .57]
Different affliction/Different bodily location 28,609 (45.5%) 1,248 ± 1,123 .59 [.58 - .61]
Total 62,760 1,088 ± 1,057  
  1. Mean ± SD days represents average time between the dates of claims lodged. Estimated Hazard Ratio (HR) from Cox regression with 95% Confidence intervals (CI) is shown in the right-most column.
  2. * Nature of affliction and bodily location categories were coded using the standard Type of Occupational Occurrence Classification System (TOOCS).