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Table 2 WMSD compensation frequencies for workers covered by insurance 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          
Covered workers 10,473,090 11,059,193 11,688,797 12,528,879 13,489,986 13,884,927 14,198,748 14,362,372 15,548,423
Total injury & disease 88,874 85,411 89,910 90,147 95,806 97,821 98,645 93,292 92,256
Disease 9,183 7,495 10,235 11,472 9,734 8721 7,803 7,247 7,472
WMSD 2,955 2,917 2,630 7,739 6,740 6,243 5,517 5,100 5,346
Compensation cases/105 covered workers          
WMSD 28.2 26.4 22.5 61.8 50.0 45.0 38.9 35.5 34.4
Disease 87.7 67.8 87.6 91.6 72.2 62.8 55.0 50.5 48.1
Total injury & disease 848.6 772.3 769.2 719.5 710.2 704.5 694.7 649.6 593.3
Japan          
Covered workers 48,552,436 49,184,518 50,707,376 51,313,223 52,418,376 52,788,681 52,487,983 52,741,870 53,236,873
Total injury & disease 122,804 120,354 121,378 121,356 119,291 105,718 107,759 117,958 119,576
Disease 7,609 8,226 8,369 8,634 8,874 7,491 8,111 7,779 7,743
WMSD 4,745 5,265 5,321 5,748 5,999 5,204 5,354 5,147 5,161
Compensation cases/105 covered workers          
WMSD 9.8 10.7 10.5 11.2 11.4 9.9 10.2 9.8 9.7
Disease 15.7 16.7 16.5 16.8 16.9 14.2 15.5 14.7 14.5
Total injury & disease 252.9 244.7 239.4 236.5 227.6 200.3 205.3 223.7 224.6
  1. WMSD: work-related musculoskeletal disorder.