Women report more bed days due to musculoskeletal injuries than men do, both in number of women with bed days and the mean number of bed days reported. In 2012, women self-reported a mean of 10.5 bed days versus a mean of 8.0 days for men. Overall, women accounted for 55% of the 99.9 million bed days reported for musculoskeletal injuries in 2012.
Although a lower number of women than men reported lost workdays due to musculoskeletal injuries in 2012, they reported a mean of 11.5 days lost versus the 7.4 mean days lost reported by men. As a result, women accounted for 60% of the 41.4 million self-reported lost workdays in 2012 due to musculoskeletal injuries. (Reference Table 9A.6 PDF CSV)