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Table 9-6
Absence rates for full-time employees by sex and education — University degree

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University degree
  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  
1998 4.6 3.2 1.4 2.2 1.6 0.5 5.4 4.1 1.3
1999 4.8 3.3 1.5 2.2 1.7 0.5 5.6 4.3 1.3
2000 5.3 3.7 1.6 2.2 1.7 0.5 5.5 4.2 1.3
2001 5.8 4.1 1.6 2.4 1.8 0.6 6.0 4.5 1.5
2002 6.7 4.6 2.1 2.7 2.0 0.7 6.7 4.9 1.8
2003 6.4 4.4 2.0 2.7 2.0 0.7 6.7 5.0 1.6
2004 6.7 4.6 2.0 2.8 2.1 0.7 6.9 5.2 1.7
2005 7.4 5.0 2.4 3.0 2.2 0.8 7.5 5.5 2.0
2006 7.3 4.8 2.5 3.0 2.1 0.9 7.6 5.3 2.3
2007 7.8 5.2 2.6 3.2 2.3 0.9 7.9 5.7 2.2
2008 7.7 5.1 2.6 3.1 2.2 0.9 7.7 5.5 2.2
Males  
1998 3.5 2.3 1.2 1.5 1.1 0.4 3.8 2.8 1.0
1999 4.0 2.7 1.4 1.8 1.4 0.4 4.5 3.4 1.1
2000 4.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 1.4 0.4 4.5 3.4 1.1
2001 4.7 3.3 1.4 1.9 1.4 0.4 4.6 3.5 1.1
2002 5.4 3.4 2.0 2.1 1.4 0.7 5.2 3.5 1.7
2003 5.2 3.3 1.9 2.1 1.4 0.7 5.2 3.5 1.6
2004 5.6 3.7 2.0 2.2 1.6 0.7 5.5 3.9 1.6
2005 6.4 4.1 2.3 2.5 1.8 0.8 6.4 4.4 2.0
2006 6.0 3.7 2.3 2.4 1.5 0.9 6.0 3.9 2.2
2007 6.4 3.7 2.6 2.5 1.5 1.0 6.2 3.7 2.4
2008 6.4 3.9 2.5 2.6 1.7 0.9 6.5 4.2 2.3
Females 1  
1998 5.9 4.3 1.6 3.0 2.4 0.7 7.6 5.9 1.7
1999 5.8 4.1 1.7 2.8 2.2 0.6 7.0 5.5 1.4
2000 6.3 4.5 1.8 2.7 2.1 0.7 6.9 5.2 1.7
2001 7.1 5.2 1.9 3.1 2.3 0.8 7.6 5.7 1.9
2002 8.2 5.9 2.3 3.4 2.7 0.7 8.6 6.7 1.9
2003 7.7 5.7 2.0 3.4 2.7 0.7 8.5 6.8 1.7
2004 7.8 5.7 2.1 3.5 2.7 0.7 8.6 6.8 1.9
2005 8.6 6.1 2.5 3.5 2.8 0.8 8.9 6.9 2.0
2006 8.8 6.1 2.7 3.8 2.8 1.0 9.4 6.9 2.5
2007 9.3 6.7 2.6 3.9 3.1 0.8 9.9 7.9 2.0
2008 9.1 6.4 2.7 3.7 2.8 0.8 9.2 7.1 2.1
Data from 1990 to 1996 include maternity leave.