February 2, 2013

Race, Income, Sex, and More

1 Annual Sick Days Vary by Demographic Group

We may all be vulnerable to the flu, but how long we are laid up by it may vary by demographics. According to a recently-released National Health Interview Survey, here are the average annual days spent sick in bed for various subgroups, compared to the average of 5 days for U.S. adults overall. Women: 6. Men: 4. African-Americans: 6. Latinos: 3. College grads: 3. High school dropouts: 8. Persons above the official poverty line: 3. Persons below it: 8. Divorced or separated people: 9. Still married or still single people: 4. Persons under 65 who have private health insurance: 3. Persons under 65 who have no health insurance: 4. Persons under 65 who have Medicaid coverage: 13. It's good to be a young, single, Latino guy with a college degree and a good job with benefits.

More at Sfgate.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

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Tags: Average Sick Days, Sick Days by Race and Sex, Sick Days Vary by Subgroup, Who Takes the Most Sick Days

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