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Table 5 Characterisation of repeat claims by workplace and employer 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 workplace location/Same employer (Reference condition) 34,626 (55.2%) 666 ± 757 1
Different workplace location/Same employer 6,508 (10.4%) 1,181 ± 1,031 .56 [.55 - .58]
Different workplace location/Different employer 21,626 (34.4%) 1,736 ± 1,139 .41 [.39 - .41]
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. * Workplace location and employer were identified from the jurisdictional compensation system database.