Ways to stay healthy during cold, cough, and flu season for women 2014

This graph shows results of survey conducted in May 2014. It displays how working women try to stay healthy during the cough, cold, and flu season. Some 70 percent of these women responded that they stayed away from those who were sick as a preventative measure. However, when asked why they went to work when sick, many were concerned with how missing work would increase their workload or guilt for missing work.

How working women stay healthy during cold, cough, and flu seasons as of 2014

Percentage of women
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Release date

February 2015


United States

Survey time period

May 2014

Number of respondents

6,683 working women

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which of the following do you do to stay healthy during cough, cold, and flu season? Choose all that apply."

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