Table 1

 Unadjusted relative risk (RR) of work injury associated with demographic and lifestyle factors among 15 687 paid employees*

Work injury, n (%)Total, nRR (95% CI) work injury
*n = 322 people in any paid employment did not respond to the work injury question.
Age (years)16–24329 (7.8)41921
25–39417 (9.5)43971.23 (1.06–1.43)
40+580 (8.6)67761.10 (0.95–1.27)
GenderFemale502 (6.2)80591
Male824 (11.3)73061.91 (1.70–2.15)
BMI (kg/m2)15–24423 (6.9)61561
25–29556 (9.2)60621.37 (1.20–1.56)
30+334 (11.2)29871.71 (1.47–1.98)
EthnicityEuropean/Pakeha1112 (8.5)131461
Maori/Pacific Islander/Asian/other197 (9.6)20501.15 (0.98–1.35)
Marital statusMarried or living with partner761 (8.8)86431
Never married453 (8.3)54270.94 (0.84–1.07)
Other105 (8.8)11871.01 (0.81–1.24)
EducationPrimary/high/secondary611 (9.5)64451
Polytechnic or similar352 (10)35290.99 (0.86–1.14)
University243 (6.1)39620.62 (0.54–0.73)
Occupation (Appendix 2)Legislator/administrator/manager82 (6.0)13581
Professional147 (5.8)25190.96 (0.73–1.27)
Associate professional/technician151 (6.7)22641.11 (0.84–1.47)
Clerk106 (5.4)19810.88 (0.65–1.18)
Service/sales208 (11.5)18132.02 (1.55–2.63)
Agriculture/trade/machine/elementary383 (18.7)20513.57 (2.78–4.59)
Usual work patternDaytime, no shifts779 (7.9)98181
Irregular/other142 (8.0)17801.06 (0.92–1.24)
Rotating, no nights142 (9.5)15011.44 (1.00–2.05)
Permanent nights69 (10.8)6381.41 (1.08–1.83)
Rotating, with nights150 (15.3)9802.10 (1.74–2.53)
Night workNone1042 (8.0)130341
<3 nights per week127 (10.4)12221.34 (1.10–1.62)
⩾3 nights per week157 (14.2)11091.90 (1.59–2.27)
Work hours⩽40 per week715 (7.3)98491
>40 per week576 (11.1)51661.60 (1.43–1.80)
AlcoholLow risk1040 (8.3)125241
High risk263 (9.9)26581.21 (1.05–1.40)
Current smokingNo1047 (8.2)128311
Yes265 (10.9)24391.37 (1.19–1.58)
MarijuanaNo1084 (8.3)130591
Yes233 (10.5)22281.29 (1.11–1.50)
Illicit drugsNo1253 (8.5)147611
Yes65 (12.1)5371.48 (1.14–1.94)