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Document ID (ISN)110991
CIS number 10-0513
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kotlarz H., Gunnarsson C.L., Fang H., Rizzo J.A.
Title Osteoarthritis and absenteeism costs: Evidence from US national survey data
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.52, No.3, p.263-268. 37 ref.
Abstract This study analyzes the relationships between osteoarthritis and annual cost to employers that is associated with absenteeism. The cost is measured as the probability of absenteeism, days missed from work and their dollar values, all indirect costs. Osteoarthritis leads to a significantly higher probability of absenteeism and more days missed from work compared with other major chronic diseases. It increases annual per capita absenteeism costs by USD 469 for female workers and by USD 520 for male workers. This is equivalent to approximately three lost workdays. Aggregate annual absenteeism costs are USD 10.3 billion (women USD 5.5 billion; men USD 4.8 billion).
Descriptors (primary) USA; osteoarthritis; cost of diseases
Descriptors (secondary) sickness absenteeism; sex-linked differences; statistics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Economic aspects