Impact of unplanned absenteeism among U.S. workers with diabetes 2017

This statistic shows the impact of unplanned absenteeism among U.S. workers with diabetes as of 2017. As of that time, it was calculated that full time workers with diabetes missed an extra 5.5 work days per year per person, costing U.S. employers a total of around 16 billion U.S. dollars.

Impact of missed work due to diabetes among workers in the U.S. as of 2017

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Release date

November 2017


United States

Survey time period

January 2 to October 15, 2017

Number of respondents

80,136 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Full or part time workers

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Controlling for age, gender, race/ethnicity, income, education, marital status, children in household, region, and BMI weight class. Assumes $354 per missed work day.

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