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Table 1 Study population demographic and injury characteristics by ethnic group

From: Socio-economic disparities and returning to work following an injury

Demographic, Socioeconomic and Injury Characteristics Other Israelis Immigrants from FSU Ethiopian Immigrants Israeli Arabs Total
n = 44,740
n = 26,652 59.6% n = 6,241
13.9%
n = 686
1.5%
n = 11,161 24.9%
Age (years), mean (SD) 40.2 (13.3) 41.2 (13.0) 35.4 (11.2) 33.9 (10.5) 38.7 (12.9)
Age (years), (%)
 21–34 42.5 36.9 54.7 58.8 46.0
 35–44 19.9 22.1 24.1 23.6 21.2
 45–54 17.6 20.7 13.7 12.7 16.7
 55+ with more than 5 years before retirementage 8.6 10.0 3.8 3.1 7.4
 55+ with less than 5 years before retirement age 11.4 10.4 3.8 1.7 8.7
Gender (%)
 Male 59.3 66.5 73.5 82.6 66.3
 Female 40.7 33.5 26.5 17.4 33.7
Family Status (%)
 Married with children 44.1 28.7 44.6 56.8 45.1
 Married without children 20.4 28.8 5.2 11.1 19.0
 Single with children 5.8 10.0 11.7 1.3 5.3
 Single without children 29.8 32.5 38.5 30.7 30.5
Income (NIS)
 Mean (SD) 9,583 (10,265) 6,970 (5,440) 5,145 (3,056) 5,840 (4,222) 8,217 (8,624)
 Median [IQR] 6,678 [4,116; 11,518] 5,863 [3,948;8,419] 4,826 [3,221;6,533] 4,885 [3,600;7,023] 5,930 [3,893;9,506]
Income Quartile (%)
 Highest income (4th Quartile) 32.7 18.6 5.8 11.4 25.0
 3th Quartile 23.8 30.7 27.1 24.6 25.0
 2nd Quartile 20.8 26.3 32.2 33.9 25.0
 Lowest income (1st Quartile) 22.6 24.5 34.8 30.1 25.0
Previous Disability (%) 2.3 1.9 1.9 1.1 1.9
Injury Mechanism (%)
 Burns 2.1 2.8 2.2 2.9 2.4
 Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) 41.5 29.1 30.9 28.3 36.3
 Violence 3.5 10.5 23.2 11.3 6.7
 Falls 34.9 31.2 19.8 27.4 32.3
 Other non-intentionala 17.9 26.4 23.9 30.0 22.2
Injury Severity (ISS)b (%)
 Mild (ISS 1–8) 74.5 74.3 75.7 78.0 75.4
 Moderate (ISS 9–14) 17.8 17.1 13.7 13.7 16.6
 Severe (ISS 16–24) 4.9 5.4 7.3 4.9 5.0
 Critical (ISS 25+) 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.0
Injury Circumstances (%)
 Injured not at work 61.1 52.7 56.9 49.5 57.0
 Injured at work - without recognition of NII 5.8 5.3 3.4 9.2 6.5
 Injured at work - with recognition of NII 33.1 42.0 39.8 41.4 36.5
Previously Disability (%) 2.3 1.9 1.9 1.1 1.9
  1. aOther unintentional injuries include injuries from objects and people that occurred without any intention of causing damage to oneself or others
  2. bISS Injury Severity Score