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Table 1 Characteristics of injured workers

From: General practitioners and sickness certification for injury in Australia

Mean Age (SD) 48 yrs (13.7)
Gender n (%) Men = 12 (71)
Women = 5 (29)
Primary injury type n (%) Musculoskeletal = 12 (71)
Psychological = 3 (18)
Both = 2 (12)
Clients back at work n (%) Yes =8 (47)
No = 9 (53)
Time since injury n (%) 3 - 6 months = 5 (29)
6 - 9 months = 0
>9 months = 12 (71)
Weekly household net income n (%) $300 - $600 = 2 (12)
$600 - $900 = 8 (47)
$900 - $1500 = 6 (35)
>$1500 = 1 (6)
Weekly household expenses n (%) <$660 = 6 (35)
$660 - $1000 = 9 (53)
$1200 - $1500 = 1 (6)
>$1500 = 1 (6)
No. of dependents n (%) None = 7 (41)
One = 4 (24)
Two = 4 (24)
Three = 2 (12)
Nature of employment n (%) Full-time = 16 (94)
Part-time = 1 (6)