Table 1

Disability distribution among 209 cases causing 5% disability or more and examples of disability in each group (the examples are from the study cohort)

Disability (%)Cases (n)Percentage of totalExamples of type of disability
58540.7Chronic lumbar problems. Lost finger. Chronic knee problems. Dysfunction of wrist or hand.
85124.4Chronic lumbar and ankle problems. Incapacity of shoulder function. Slight brain damage.
102210.5Severe chronic lumbar problems. Severe incapacity of shoulder, wrist, or ankle.
12178.1Disabling heel damage. Loss or severe damage of several fingers. Severe lumbar problems.
15115.3Severe impairment of shoulder function, disabling lumbar problems
1821.0Severe impairment of shoulder function.
2073.3Loss of right thumb and damage to other fingers. Eye damage causing severe reduction in sight. Slight brain damage in combination with other physical damage.
2552.4Loss of sight on one eye. Fractures of spine without paralysis. Loss of three fingers and damage to the remaining two on right hand.
3021.0Lung and heart problems after exposure to toxic fumes. Severe shoulder and arm impairment.
5021.0Loss of one leg below knee.
5521.0Complications due to pelvic fracture giving severely reduced mobility. Loss of several fingers including the right thumb.
9010.5Severe physical incapacity due to burns affecting 73% of the skin.
10010.5Severe brain damage after cranial trauma.
12010.5Extensive physical and mental incapacity after fall from great height.