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Table 10-1
Absence rates for full-time employees by sex and workplace size — Less than 100 employees

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Less than 100 employees
  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
Under 20 employees  
Both sexes 1  
1998 4.8 3.4 1.4 2.5 2.0 0.5 6.2 5.1 1.2
1999 5.3 3.7 1.5 2.7 2.2 0.5 6.7 5.4 1.3
2000 5.5 3.9 1.5 2.6 2.1 0.5 6.6 5.3 1.2
2001 6.3 4.4 1.8 2.9 2.3 0.6 7.3 5.8 1.5
2002 6.8 4.7 2.1 3.1 2.4 0.6 7.7 6.1 1.6
2003 6.4 4.5 1.9 3.0 2.4 0.6 7.5 6.0 1.5
2004 6.5 4.4 2.2 2.9 2.3 0.7 7.3 5.6 1.7
2005 7.3 5.0 2.3 3.2 2.5 0.7 8.1 6.3 1.8
2006 7.1 4.8 2.3 3.3 2.5 0.8 8.2 6.2 1.9
2007 7.7 5.2 2.4 3.5 2.7 0.8 8.8 6.8 2.0
2008 7.6 5.1 2.6 3.4 2.6 0.8 8.5 6.4 2.1
Males  
1998 4.2 3.0 1.2 2.3 1.9 0.4 5.7 4.7 1.0
1999 4.7 3.3 1.4 2.4 2.0 0.4 6.0 4.9 1.0
2000 4.9 3.5 1.4 2.4 2.0 0.4 6.1 5.0 1.1
2001 5.7 4.0 1.7 2.8 2.2 0.5 6.9 5.5 1.4
2002 6.0 4.2 1.8 2.9 2.3 0.6 7.2 5.7 1.5
2003 5.6 3.9 1.7 2.7 2.2 0.6 6.8 5.4 1.4
2004 5.9 3.8 2.1 2.6 2.0 0.6 6.6 5.0 1.6
2005 6.6 4.5 2.1 3.0 2.3 0.7 7.4 5.7 1.6
2006 6.2 4.3 2.0 3.0 2.3 0.7 7.4 5.7 1.7
2007 6.9 4.6 2.2 3.3 2.5 0.8 8.2 6.2 2.0
2008 6.7 4.4 2.3 3.1 2.3 0.8 7.7 5.8 1.9
Females 1  
1998 5.5 4.0 1.5 2.8 2.2 0.6 7.0 5.6 1.4
1999 6.0 4.2 1.8 3.1 2.4 0.7 7.7 6.1 1.6
2000 6.2 4.5 1.7 2.9 2.3 0.6 7.2 5.8 1.4
2001 6.9 4.9 2.0 3.1 2.5 0.7 7.8 6.1 1.7
2002 7.7 5.4 2.3 3.4 2.7 0.7 8.4 6.7 1.8
2003 7.5 5.3 2.1 3.4 2.7 0.7 8.5 6.8 1.7
2004 7.4 5.1 2.3 3.4 2.6 0.7 8.4 6.5 1.9
2005 8.2 5.7 2.5 3.6 2.8 0.8 9.1 7.1 1.9
2006 8.1 5.5 2.7 3.7 2.8 0.9 9.1 6.9 2.2
2007 8.6 5.9 2.7 3.8 3.0 0.8 9.5 7.6 2.0
2008 8.7 5.8 2.9 3.8 2.9 0.9 9.5 7.2 2.3
20 to 99 employees  
Both sexes 1  
1998 5.6 4.3 1.4 3.0 2.6 0.5 7.6 6.4 1.2
1999 6.0 4.5 1.5 3.1 2.6 0.5 7.9 6.6 1.3
2000 6.3 4.8 1.6 3.1 2.6 0.5 7.8 6.5 1.3
2001 7.0 5.2 1.8 3.3 2.8 0.6 8.3 6.9 1.4
2002 7.9 5.7 2.2 3.6 2.9 0.7 9.0 7.2 1.7
2003 7.6 5.6 2.0 3.7 3.0 0.7 9.2 7.5 1.7
2004 7.5 5.5 2.0 3.6 2.9 0.7 8.9 7.2 1.6
2005 8.1 5.8 2.3 3.7 3.0 0.7 9.2 7.4 1.8
2006 8.1 5.7 2.4 3.7 2.9 0.9 9.3 7.2 2.2
2007 8.9 6.2 2.7 4.0 3.1 0.9 10.0 7.8 2.2
2008 8.7 6.1 2.6 3.9 3.1 0.8 9.7 7.7 2.1
Males  
1998 4.8 3.6 1.2 2.7 2.2 0.4 6.6 5.6 1.0
1999 5.2 3.8 1.4 2.7 2.3 0.4 6.9 5.7 1.1
2000 5.4 4.0 1.4 2.7 2.2 0.4 6.7 5.6 1.1
2001 6.1 4.6 1.6 3.0 2.5 0.5 7.5 6.3 1.2
2002 6.8 4.8 1.9 3.1 2.5 0.6 7.8 6.3 1.5
2003 6.7 4.9 1.8 3.3 2.7 0.6 8.3 6.8 1.5
2004 6.4 4.6 1.9 3.1 2.5 0.6 7.7 6.2 1.5
2005 6.9 4.9 2.0 3.3 2.6 0.7 8.1 6.5 1.7
2006 7.2 5.0 2.1 3.4 2.6 0.8 8.5 6.6 1.9
2007 7.6 5.2 2.5 3.5 2.6 0.9 8.7 6.5 2.2
2008 7.5 5.0 2.4 3.4 2.6 0.8 8.4 6.4 2.0
Females 1  
1998 6.8 5.2 1.6 3.6 3.0 0.6 9.1 7.6 1.5
1999 7.1 5.4 1.7 3.7 3.1 0.6 9.3 7.8 1.5
2000 7.6 5.8 1.8 3.8 3.2 0.6 9.5 7.9 1.5
2001 8.2 6.2 2.1 3.8 3.1 0.7 9.5 7.7 1.8
2002 9.5 6.9 2.6 4.3 3.4 0.8 10.6 8.6 2.1
2003 8.9 6.6 2.3 4.2 3.5 0.8 10.6 8.6 1.9
2004 9.0 6.7 2.3 4.3 3.5 0.7 10.6 8.8 1.9
2005 9.6 6.9 2.6 4.3 3.5 0.8 10.7 8.7 2.1
2006 9.3 6.5 2.8 4.2 3.2 1.0 10.5 8.0 2.5
2007 10.6 7.6 2.9 4.7 3.8 0.9 11.8 9.5 2.3
2008 10.2 7.4 2.8 4.6 3.8 0.8 11.5 9.4 2.1
Data beginning in 1997 exclude maternity leave.