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Table 1 Incidence of occupational injuries and the proportion of injured workers seeking treatment, MEPS Panels 9-23 (2004-2009)

From: Medical expenditures associated with nonfatal occupational injuries among immigrant and U.S.-born workers

  MEPS Panel 9-13 National estimates over the MEPS reference period (*numbers in millions) Annual rate of occupational injuries per 100 workers* Sought medical treatment
n Work injured persons Work injuries Sought treatment N* Work injured persons* Work injuries* Sought treatment* % 95%CI** % 95%CI
U.S.-born workers 27211 1909 2176 1686 129.1 9.2 10.4 8.1 4.0 3.8-4.3 77.3 75.1-79.4
Immigrant workers 9042 508 560 433 25.9 1.4 1.5 1.2 3.0 2.6-3.3 75.6 69.8-80.7
Total 36253 2417 2736 2119 155.0 10.6 12.0 9.2 3.9 3.7-4.1 77.1 75.0-79.1
  1. *Rates take into account the varying lengths of follow-up per worker. Workers (18-64 years old) were employed in at least one round.
  2. **95% confidence intervals were calculated using bootstrap method with 1000 repeating bootstrap samples.