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Nature of Illness

The illness (diagnosis categories) responsible for the major portion of sick absenteeism are:

Respiratory 26%
Musculoskeletal 18%
Digestive 14%

Where the distribution of diagnosis at an employer is significantly different to the expected profile then this may indicate some type of occupational health hazard, infectious disease or abuse of sick leave. The following pie chart illustrates an example of the frequency of the diagnosis codes submitted on sick certificates.



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