Table 4

Risk of work injuries in Danish and migrant workers based on migration within 3 years

IRR95% CIIRR95% CI
AllCrudeAdjusted*
Danish†1.001.00
Old EU and Western1.34(1.24 to 1.46)1.29(1.19 to 1.40)
New EU1.32(1.20 to 1.48)1.33(1.20 to 1.47)
Other2.87(2.67 to 3.08)2.72(2.54 to 2.92)
Age stratifications≤30 years>30 years
IRR95% CIIRR95% CI
Adjusted*Adjusted*
Danish†1.001.00
Old EU and Western0.83(0.70 to 1.00)1.52(1.39 to 1.67)
New EU0.82(0.70 to 1.95)2.05(1.77 to 2.37)
Other1.50(1.35 to 1.67)4.49(4.09 to 4.92)
Sector stratificationsHigh risk‡Low risk
IRR95% CIIRR95% CI
Adjusted*Adjusted*
Danish†1.001.00
Old EU and Western1.39(1.13 to 1.72)1.32(1.21 to 1.44)
New EU0.60(0.48 to 0.75)1.83(1.62 to 2.06)
Other0.94(0.78 to 1.13)3.70(3.43 to 3.99)
Combined stratificationsAge ≤30 years and high risk‡Age >30 years and high risk‡Age ≤30 years and low riskAge >30 years and low risk
IRR95% CIIRR95% CIIRR95% CIIRR95% CI
Adjusted*Adjusted*Adjusted*Adjusted*
Danish†1.001.001.001.00
Old EU and Western0.90(0.57 to 1.41)1.67(1.33 to 2.11)0.87(0.71 to 1.05)1.53(1.39 to 1.70)
New EU0.40(0.31 to 0.53)0.78(0.54 to 1.14)1.13(0.94 to 1.35)2.74(2.34 to 3.21)
Other0.45(0.35 to0.59)2.54(1.92 to 3.35)2.38(2.11 to 2.68)5.02(4.55 to 5.54)
  • *Adjusted for sex and calendar years of injury.

  • †In this group were also workers with other nationalities, if they had been in Denmark for more than 3 years.

  • ‡High-risk sectors were construction, transportation and agriculture.

  • EU, European Union; IRR, incidence rate ratio.