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Table 1 Baseline sociodemographic characteristics of nursing home study population reported low back pain (n = 1476) and subjects who filed workers’ compensation claimsfrom 2003 to 2010 (n = 129)

From: The impact of workplace factors on filing of workers’ compensation claims among nursing home workers

  Number of survey respondents** % of total population Number of claimants % of total # of claim Claim % in each row
Age      
  <=35 577 40.9 54 42.2 9.4
  35-55 622 44.1 56 43.8 9.0
  > = 55 213 15.1 18 14.1 8.5
Gender      
  Female 1284 90.4 115 92.7 9.0
  Male 137 9.6 9 7.3 6.6
BMI      
  Normal (≤ 25 kg/m 2) 433 31.0 33 28.5 7.6
  Overweight (25–30 kg/m 2) 459 32.9 39 33.6 8.5
 Obese (≥ 30 kg/m 2) 505 36.2 44 37.9 8.7
Education      
 Less than high school 12 0.8 1 0.8 8.3
 High school 594 41.2 70 54.7 11.8
 College/professional 760 52.7 56 43.8 7.4
 Post-graduate 77 5.3 1 0.8 1.3
Race      
 White 738 50.1 63 48.8 8.5
 Black 544 36.9 40 31.0 7.4
 Other 191 13.0 26 20.2 13.6
Hispanic      
 Yes 107 8.4 17 14.4 15.9
 No 1174 91.7 101 85.6 8.6
Job title*      
 GNA/CNA 733 49.8 87 68.0 11.9
 CMA 122 8.3 8 6.3 6.6
 LPN 216 14.7 16 12.5 7.4
 RN/RN manager 238 16.2 8 6.3 3.4
 Other 164 11.1 9 7.0 5.5
State      
 Massachusetts 255 17.3 36 27.9 14.1
 Maryland 778 52.8 60 46.5 7.7
 Maine 339 23.0 23 17.8 6.8
 Rhode Island 101 6.9 10 7.8 9.9
  1. *Job titles:certified nursing assistant (CNA), gerontological nursing assistant (GNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse/nurse manager (RN), certified medical assistant (CMA). “Other” includes rehabilitation, housekeeping, dietary, administration staff, personal care assistant, personal support specialist and social workers.
  2. **Individual variables may sum to less than 1476 due to missing values.