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Sick Days/ Personal Days Taken Off in 2007 (Restricted-Activity Days, 2007: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Ages 16-64)

Restricted-Activity Days, 2007: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Ages 16-64

Here are some highlights from the report by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • The age group 16-24 had the lowest percentage of people with workdays lost due to illness, injury, or mental or emotional problems in the working-age population; 29.3 percent of people aged 16-24 had workdays lost.
  • When the age group 55-64 experienced workdays lost to care for a family member with health problems the mean number of days (6.4 annually) was the highest amongst the three age groups.
  • Married females were the most likely to miss workdays to care for family members with health problems (23.7 percent). Unmarried males were the least likely to miss workdays, 7.1 percent, to care for family members with health problems.
  • Individuals with private health insurance were the most likely to experience workdays lost (36.5 percent). In contrast, those reporting being uninsured were the least likely to have loss of workdays (26.2 percent).
  • In 2007, individuals belonging to households reporting high or middle income were more likely to report school days lost due to illness, injury, or mental or emotional problems, 47.4 and 47.8 percent, respectively, compared to the remaining income levels.

Figure data for accessible table follows the image

December 18, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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