Bed and Lost Work Days

 
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IXB.A.3

Lead Author(s): 

Beatrice J. Edwards, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

People age 45 to 64 years accounted for one-half (49%) of the 528.3 million bed days from a musculoskeletal condition that were reported in 2012 by people age 18 years and older. A bed day is defined as one-half or more days in bed due to injury or illness, excluding hospitalization. The greater number of total bed days reported by this age group is due to a high mean of 10.4 days combined with close to half the population reporting bed days because of a musculoskeletal condition. (Reference Table 9B.1 PDF CSV)

Bed Days Due to Musculoskeletal Conditions for Persons Age 18 and Over, by Age, United States 2012

This same age group also accounted for slightly more than half (56%) of the 216.5 million lost work days due to musculoskeletal conditions reported by people age 18 years and older and in the workforce. People aged 65 years and older reported only 5% of total lost work days because of the low number that are still in the workforce. (Reference Table 9B.1 PDF CSV)

Lost Work Days Due to Musculoskeletal Conditions for Persons Age 18 and Over, by Age, United States 2012

Edition: 

  • 2014

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