Rate of leading causes of injury among direct care workers U.S. 2016, by worker type

This statistic depicts the rates of the leading causes for injuries that afflicted direct care workers in the U.S. in 2016, by worker type. In that year, the rate of injury caused by overexertion and bodily reaction among personal care aides was 53.4 per 10,000 workers, compared to a rate of 32.9 among all U.S. workers.

Number of injuries among direct care workers in the U.S. in 2016, by reason and worker type

Overall U.S. WorkersHome Health AidesPersonal Care AidesNursing Assistants
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Release date

April 2018


United States

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