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 Number of total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses and percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders involving days away from work, Private industryNumber of total nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses and percent distribution of musculoskeletal disorders involving days away from work, Private industry, 1992-2007. For 2007, occupational musculoskeletal disorders comprise 28.9% of all nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving days away from work. Since 1992, the percentage figures varied from 33.6 to 34.7% in 2000, and have steadily declined to the current low of 28.9%.

 Incidence rate and number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work involving musculoskeletal disorders, Private industryIncidence rate and number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work involving musculoskeletal disorders, Private industry, 2003-2007. The rate and number of occupational musculoskeletal disorders involving days way from work declined during the years 2003–2007; the number declined from 435,180 in 2003 to the current estimate of 335,390, and the rate declined from 49.6 per 10,000 full-time workers to 35.4 per 10,000 full-time workers.

 Number and percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by type of injury or illness with musculoskeletal disorders, All United States, Private industryNumber and percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by type of injury or illness with musculoskeletal disorders, All United States, Private industry, 2007. Sprains, strains, and tears account for 252,590 or 75.3% of the 335,390 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in 2007.

 Number and rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by type of injury or illness with musculoskeletal disorders,  Private industryNumber and rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by type of injury or illness with musculoskeletal disorders, Private industry, 2007. The overall rate of occupational MSDs was 35.4 per 10,000 full-time workers in 2007. The rate for Sprains, strains and tears was 26.6 per 10,000 full-time workers, which contrasts with a rate of 0.4 per 10,000 for tendonitis and 1.3 per 10,000 for carpal tunnel syndrome.

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