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This graph shows rates for work-related nonfatal injuries  and illnesses treated in emergency departments by age group in the United  States for 2007.  The highest rate is  seen for workers 18 to 24 years of age, with a rate of 4.5 injuries and  illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents.   The next highest rate is seen for workers 15 to 17 years of age, with a rate of 4.2 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents. Rates decline for older age groups  from a rate of 2.5 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents for  workers 25 to 44 years of age to a rate of 1.5 for workers 65 years and older.

Rates of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Treated in Emergency Departments by Age Group, United States, 2007
This graph shows rates for work-related nonfatal injuries and illnesses treated in emergency departments by age group in the United States for 2007. The highest rate is seen for workers 18 to 24 years of age, with a rate of 4.5 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents. The next highest rate is seen for workers 15 to 17 years of age, with a rate of 4.2 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents. Rates decline for older age groups from a rate of 2.5 injuries and illnesses per 100 fulltime equivalents for workers 25 to 44 years of age to a rate of 1.5 for workers 65 years and older. (Source: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)- NIOSH Work Supplement.)

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  • Page last reviewed: June 19, 2014
  • Page last updated: May 25, 2011
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