Number of sick leave days U.S. adults took last year as of 2017, by age

Number of sick days taken by U.S. adults in the past year as of 2017, by age This statistic shows the number of sick leave days U.S. adults took last year as of February 2017, by age. It was found that 14 percent of respondents aged 18 to 30 years did not take any sick leave days, compared to 41 percent of those aged 46 to 60 years.
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18 to 30 years31 to 45 years46 to 60 years61 years and older
0 days14%21%41%44%
up to 5 days58%52%49%49%
up to 10 days12%16%6%7%
more than 10 days16%11%4%0%
18 to 30 years31 to 45 years46 to 60 years61 years and older
0 days14%21%41%44%
up to 5 days58%52%49%49%
up to 10 days12%16%6%7%
more than 10 days16%11%4%0%

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This statistic shows the number of sick leave days U.S. adults took last year as of February 2017, by age. It was found that 14 percent of respondents aged 18 to 30 years did not take any sick leave days, compared to 41 percent of those aged 46 to 60 years.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 16 to 27, 2017
Number of respondents
615 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: How many days were you on sick leave last year? Please give your best guess if you are not sure. Leave the field blank if you prefer not to answer?
All respondents were full-time employees.
Respondents could choose whether to answer the open question or not.

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