Bed and Lost Work Days

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IXA.B.2
Spine

Lead Author(s): 

Kimberly J. Templeton, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Women reported taking bed days for back and neck pain in higher numbers than men do. They also reported an average bed stay of about one-half day longer, 7.8 days in the previous 12 months, compared to a mean of 7.4 days for men. Overall, women accounted for 58% of total bed days in a previous 12-month period. (Reference Table 9A.2 PDF CSV)

Bed Days Due to Spine Pain or Problem for Persons Age 18 and Over, by Sex, United States 2012

Men, however, report losing more workdays in a 12-month period than women do, accounting for 59% of lost workdays reported in 2012. Although slightly fewer numbers of men reported lost workdays than did women, they lost an average of one day of work more than women did, 11.9 days versus11.0 days lost. (Reference Table 9A.2 PDF CSV)

Lost Work Days Due to Spine Pain or Problem for Persons Age 18 and Over, by Sex, United States 2012

Edition: 

  • 2014

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