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Table 3-3
Absence rates for full-time employees by occupation and sex — Females, 2008
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Females, 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
Management 7.5 5.0 2.5 3.0 2.4 0.7 7.6 5.9 1.7
Business, finance and administrative 10.5 7.3 3.2 4.4 3.5 0.9 10.9 8.7 2.2
Business professionals 8.0 5.6 2.4 3.2 2.4 0.8 7.9 6.0 1.9
Administrative 9.3 6.3 3.0 3.7 2.9 0.8 9.2 7.2 2.0
Clerical 11.8 8.2 3.6 5.0 4.1 1.0 12.6 10.2 2.4
Natural and applied sciences 10.8 7.4 3.4 4.0 3.2 0.9 10.1 7.9 2.2
Health 11.4 9.2 2.2 6.7 5.9 0.8 16.8 14.7 2.1
Health professional 8.4 6.5 F 4.4 3.6 F 11.1 9.0 F
Nursing 12.4 10.2 2.1 7.7 6.8 0.9 19.2 16.9 2.3
Technical occupations in health 10.9 8.5 2.4 6.0 5.2 0.8 15.1 13.0 2.1
Support staff in health 11.6 9.5 2.2 6.8 6.1 0.8 17.1 15.2 1.9
Social and public service 10.5 7.7 2.8 4.6 3.6 1.0 11.4 9.0 2.4
Legal, social and religious workers 11.0 8.1 2.9 4.8 3.9 0.9 12.1 9.7 2.3
Teachers and professors 10.0 7.3 2.7 4.3 3.3 1.0 10.9 8.3 2.6
Secondary and elementary teachers 10.5 7.6 2.9 4.4 3.4 1.1 11.1 8.4 2.7
Other teachers and professors 8.3 5.9 F 4.0 3.1 F 10.1 7.9 F
Culture and recreation 9.7 6.8 2.9 4.4 3.3 1.1 11.0 8.2 2.8
Sales and service 8.9 6.6 2.3 4.4 3.6 0.9 11.1 9.0 2.1
Wholesale 7.7 5.2 2.5 3.1 2.5 0.6 7.7 6.2 1.6
Retail 8.3 6.1 2.2 4.1 3.2 0.9 10.3 8.0 2.3
Food and beverage 7.4 5.6 1.9 4.0 3.2 0.8 10.1 8.1 2.0
Protective services 11.1 8.4 F 6.4 5.2 F 16.1 13.0 F
Childcare and home support 11.4 8.2 3.2 5.1 4.1 1.0 12.8 10.2 2.6
Travel and accommodation 10.1 7.7 2.4 5.2 4.3 0.8 12.9 10.8 2.1
Trades, transport and equipment operators 12.2 8.8 3.4 6.2 5.1 1.0 15.4 12.9 2.6
Contractors and supervisors F F F F F F F F F
Construction trades F F F F F F F F F
Other trades 10.0 7.2 F 4.4 3.8 F 11.1 9.5 F
Transportation equipment operators 15.0 11.1 F 8.2 6.8 F 20.6 17.1 F
Helpers and labourers 13.0 10.0 F 7.1 6.2 F 17.8 15.4 F
Occupations unique to primary industry 9.9 6.2 F 5.6 4.4 F 14.1 11.0 F
Occupations unique to production 11.7 8.7 3.0 6.4 5.6 0.8 16.1 14.0 2.1
Machine operators and assemblers 12.1 8.8 3.2 6.7 5.8 0.9 16.7 14.6 2.1
Labourers 10.6 8.1 2.5 5.7 4.9 0.8 14.3 12.3 2.0
Excluding maternity leave.