Skip to main content

Table 1 Sample characteristics (n = 417)

From: Factors that challenge health for people involved in the compensation process following a motor vehicle crash: a longitudinal study

Variable Subclass Mean (Standard deviation) or Percentage
Age (years)   45.5 (17.2)
Sex Female 61%
Country of birth Australia 66%
Education Low/ Medium 74%
  High 26%
Socio-economic status Lower (1–5) 42%
  Higher (6–10) 58%
Work status Employed 62%
  Unemployed 38%
Pre-injury health status Good - Excellent 93%
  Fair-Poor 7%
Pain catastrophising – high 2 months 21.3% (89 of n = 417)
  12 months 14.6% (61 of n = 324)
  24 months 11.0% (46 of n = 287)
Injury severity Mild 77.6%
  moderate 13%
  Serious 6.5%
  Severe 2%
Type of injury Whiplash 56%
Previous claim   31%
Lawyer engagement 12 months 35% (114 of n = 323)
  24 months 34% (98 of n = 288)
Insurance company One insurer 54% participants
  Other insurers 46% participants
Claims management dissatisfaction 2 months 37% (152 of n = 407)
12 months 35% (113 of n = 323)
  24 months 35% (94 of n = 266)
Claim settlement 2 months 13% (53 of n = 417)
  12 months 53% (220 of n = 417)
  24 months 70% (293 of n = 417)
Anxiety/depression (moderate + severe) 2 months 37% (156 of n = 417)
12 months 39% (127 of n = 325)
  24 months 29% (82 of n = 282)