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Table 1 Disability weights related to TSSA specific injury types

From: Application of disability-adjusted life years to predict the burden of injuries and fatalities due to public exposure to engineering technologies

Burden of disease injury type TSSA injury type Short-term weight Short-term duration Fraction long-term Long-term weight
Intracranial injuries [17] Concussion 0.359 0.0671 0.05 0.35
Poisoning [17] Poisoning 0.611 0.0082 0 0
Injured spinal cord [19] Spinal injury 0.725 0 1 0.725
Sprains [17] Sprained or twisted 0.064 0.0384 0 0
Internal injuries [17] Other internal injury 0.208 0.0425 0 0
Upper respiratory infections – pharyngitis [19] Respiratory infection 0.07 0.02 0 0
Rheumatic heart disease and heart failure [20] Heart attack 0.323 0.1 0.2 0.353
  Aches or pains 0.02 0.02 0 0
  Electric shock minor 0.04 0.02 0 0
  Electric shock severe 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.15
  External bruise 0.04 0.02 0 0
  Swelling 0.04 0.02 0 0
  Whiplash 0.04 0.02 0.05 0.04
  Fatal injury 0 0 1 1
  No Injury 0 0 0 0