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Table 1 Specific types of WMSD compensation in Korea and Japan

From: Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Korea and Japan: A Comparative Description

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Korea          
ALBP - - 3,612 5,769 3,401 2,472 1,720 2,556 2,779
NALBP - 975 1,006 564 1,831 2,407 2,288 1,168 1,013
Over-exertion 2,953 1,926 1,615 1,390 1,471 1343 1,292 1,161 1,438
CTS - -   - 30 12 202 192 97
Vibration 2 16 9 16 7 9 15 23 19
WMSD 2,955 2,917 6,242 7,739 6,740 6,243 5,517 5,100 5,346
Japan          
ALBP 4,377 4,840 4,889 5,230 5,509 4,816 4,960 4,766 4,789
NALBP 54 55 31 57 47 54 58 56 43
Over-exertion 89 105 92 119 89 109 117 87 90
Finger, forearm 154 180 233 245 246 163 141 161 139
Vibration 9 4 6 5 3 3 5 4 9
Other 62 81 70 92 105 59 73 73 91
WMSD 4,745 5,265 5,321 5,748 5,999 5,204 5,354 5,147 5,161
  1. - : not available due to the classification system, ALBP: accident-related low back pain, NALBP: non-accidental low back pain, Over-exertion: other musculoskeletal disorder due to over exertion, CTS: carpal tunnel syndrome, WMSD: work-related musculoskeletal disorder.