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(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.