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Table 4 Summary of injury reports to New Jersey Safe Schools Program state-law based surveillance system, 12/1998–06/2015

From: Injuries among young workers in career-technical-vocational education and associations with per pupil spending

Characteristic Total (n) Total (%)
Total Injury reportsa 2066  
Gender
 Male 1475 72.2
 Female 569 27.8
Status
 Student 1933 96.3
 Staff 75 3.7
Treatment
 Hospital 808 55.0
 Doctor 661 45.0
Injured Body Part
 Finger 793 37.6
 Hand 218 10.3
 Multiple 199 9.4
 Eye 158 7.5
 Head 87 4.1
 Foot 75 3.6
 Arm 73 3.5
 Face 60 2.8
 Back 53 2.5
 Ankle 51 2.4
 Knee 42 2.0
 Other 300 14.2
Injury Type
 Cut/Laceration 815 42.5
 Burn 178 9.3
 Multiple 165 8.6
 Sprain 95 5.0
 Bruise/Bump 86 4.5
 Fracture 74 3.9
 Puncture 72 3.8
 Abrasion 50 2.6
 Other 381 19.9
Injury Cause
 Struck By 664 34.1
 Struck Against 305 15.6
 Extreme Temperature 149 7.6
 Caught In/Under/Between 134 6.9
 Fall (Same Level) 87 4.5
 Multiple 63 3.2
 Rubbed/Abraded 55 2.8
 Other 493 25.3
Severity
 Non-disabling 1327 68.6
 Temporarily disabling 606 31.3
 Permanent Disability 1 0.1
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)b
 Yes 303 49.3
 No 311 50.7
  1. aVariables not adding up to total (N = 2066) indicated missing data points in injury report;
  2. “Staff” not included in analysis
  3. bPPE was not included in the older version of paper report from 1998 to 2003;
  4. yes and no indicate PPE used and no type of PPE used at the time of incidents, respectively