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Table 1-1
Absence rates for full-time employees — by sex and age, 2008
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by sex and age, 2008
  Incidence Inactivity rate Days lost per worker in year
Total Illness or disability Personal or family responsibilities Total Illness or disability Personal or family responsibilities Total Illness or disability Personal or family responsibilities
  percent days
Both sexes  
15-19 years 7.0 5.2 1.8 2.6 2.1 0.6 6.6 5.1 1.4
20- 24 years 8.0 5.8 2.2 3.0 2.3 0.7 7.4 5.7 1.7
25-34 years 8.8 5.7 3.1 3.7 2.5 1.1 9.2 6.4 2.8
35-44 years 8.9 5.9 3.0 3.9 2.9 1.0 9.9 7.3 2.5
45-54 years 8.3 6.2 2.2 4.2 3.5 0.7 10.5 8.9 1.7
55-64 years 9.4 7.3 2.1 5.4 4.8 0.6 13.6 12.0 1.6
65 years and over 7.8 5.6 2.2 4.5 3.7 0.8 11.4 9.3 2.0
Males  
15-19 years 6.9 5.0 1.8 2.6 2.0 0.6 6.4 5.0 1.4
20- 24 years 7.4 5.4 2.0 2.9 2.3 0.6 7.3 5.7 1.6
25-34 years 7.3 4.4 2.9 3.1 1.9 1.2 7.7 4.8 2.9
35-44 years 7.6 4.9 2.7 3.4 2.4 1.0 8.4 5.9 2.5
45-54 years 7.3 5.3 2.0 3.7 3.1 0.6 9.3 7.8 1.5
55-64 years 8.2 6.2 2.0 4.7 4.2 0.6 11.9 10.4 1.4
65 years and over 8.1 5.9 F 4.8 4.0 F 12.0 10.0 F
Females  
15-19 years 7.3 5.5 1.8 2.7 2.1 0.6 6.8 5.3 1.5
20- 24 years 8.8 6.4 2.4 3.0 2.3 0.7 7.6 5.7 1.8
25-34 years 10.9 7.5 3.4 4.5 3.5 1.0 11.3 8.7 2.6
35-44 years 10.6 7.3 3.3 4.7 3.7 1.0 11.8 9.3 2.5
45-54 years 9.5 7.2 2.3 4.8 4.1 0.8 12.1 10.1 2.0
55-64 years 10.9 8.6 2.2 6.4 5.7 0.7 15.9 14.2 1.8
65 years and over 7.4 5.2 F 4.0 3.2 F 10.0 8.0 F
Excluding maternity leave.