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absenteeism

[ab′səntē′izəm]
(for health or related reasons) absence from work. Absenteeism varies according to job assignments, with professional and managerial personnel taking average annual sick leave of 4 days, whereas unskilled workers claim an average of 18 days of sick leave during the year. Surveys also indicate that less than 10% of workers account for nearly 50% of all absenteeism. The most common causes of absenteeism include influenza and occupationally related skin diseases.

absenteeism

(ab″sĕn-tē′izm) [ absentee + -ism]
Prolonged or repeated absence from work, school, or assigned duties.

absenteeism

the habit of some animals of moving away from their offspring and visiting them only occasionally to provide food and minimum support.
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