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QuickStats: Percentage* of Medically Attended Injury Episodes That Resulted in Time Lost from Work§ or School, by Number of Days Lost — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2011–2014

* With 95% confidence intervals.

An injury episode refers to a trauma event resulting in damage to the body from an external cause. Estimates are for nonfatal, medically attended injuries occurring during the 5 weeks preceding the interview.

§ Time lost from work among persons aged ≥13 years who were employed at the time of injury.

Time lost from school among students aged ≥5 years who attended school at the time of injury.

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During 2011–2014, an average of 15.6 million medically attended injury episodes were reported annually among employed persons aged ≥13 years. Nearly half of these injury episodes resulted in time lost from work: 7% for <1 day, 26% for 1–5 days, and 15% for ≥6 days. An average of 9.4 million medically attended injury episodes were reported annually among persons aged ≥5 years who attended school. More than one third of these injury episodes resulted in time lost from school: 9% for <1 day, 25% for 1–5 days, and 3% for ≥6 days.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2011–2014 data. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

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Reported by: Yahtyng Sheu, PhD, ysheu@cdc.gov, 301-458-4354; Holly Hedegaard, MD.

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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Medically Attended Injury Episodes That Resulted in Time Lost from Work or School, by Number of Days Lost — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2011–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:683. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6526a5.

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