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Table 1-5
Absence rates for full-time employees — by sex and job tenure, 2008
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by sex and job tenure, 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  
1 to 12 months 7.7 5.3 2.4 3.0 2.2 0.8 7.5 5.6 1.9
Over 1 to 5 years 8.5 5.8 2.7 3.8 2.9 0.9 9.5 7.2 2.3
Over 5 to 9 years 9.3 6.4 2.9 4.4 3.3 1.1 10.9 8.3 2.6
Over 9 to 14 years 8.9 6.0 2.8 4.2 3.3 0.9 10.6 8.3 2.3
Over 14 years 9.2 6.9 2.3 4.9 4.2 0.7 12.4 10.6 1.8
Males  
1 to 12 months 6.8 4.7 2.2 2.7 2.0 0.7 6.8 5.0 1.8
Over 1 to 5 years 7.4 4.9 2.5 3.4 2.5 0.9 8.5 6.2 2.3
Over 5 to 9 years 7.8 5.0 2.8 3.7 2.6 1.1 9.2 6.4 2.8
Over 9 to 14 years 7.4 4.9 2.5 3.4 2.6 0.8 8.6 6.5 2.0
Over 14 years 8.1 5.9 2.2 4.3 3.7 0.7 10.9 9.2 1.7
Females  
1 to 12 months 8.9 6.2 2.7 3.4 2.6 0.8 8.4 6.4 2.0
Over 1 to 5 years 10.0 7.0 2.9 4.3 3.5 0.9 10.9 8.7 2.2
Over 5 to 9 years 11.0 8.0 3.1 5.2 4.2 1.0 13.1 10.6 2.5
Over 9 to 14 years 10.7 7.5 3.2 5.3 4.2 1.0 13.2 10.6 2.6
Over 14 years 10.5 8.2 2.4 5.7 4.9 0.8 14.3 12.3 2.0
Excluding maternity leave.