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Prevalence and Incidence of Occupational Injuries

Incidence (annual) of Occupational Injuries:

6.3 million workers in 1994 (CDC-OC) ... see also overview of Occupational Injuries.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 43 or 2.32% or 6.3 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "6.3 million workers in 1994 (CDC-OC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Occupational Injuries:

6,299,999 per year, 524,999 per month, 121,153 per week, 17,260 per day, 719 per hour, 11 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "6.3 million workers in 1994 (CDC-OC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Death statistics for Occupational Injuries:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Occupational Injuries:

  • From 1980-1992, more than 77,000 workers died as a result of work-related injuries
  • An average of 16 workers die each day from work-related injuries, and more than 17,000 are injured. [excerpt from CDC Media Relations Facts About Occupational Injuries: CDC-OC]
  • 5,687 per year in the USA 1996 for work-related injury (US Government Statistics)
  • 2 deaths per 100,000 population in the USA 1996 for work-related injury (US Government Statistics)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Occupational Injuries:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Cost statistics
  • All statistics for Occupational Injuries

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Occupational Injuries usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Occupational Injuries at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Occupational Injuries refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Occupational Injuries diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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