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Table 4 Absenteeism

From: The health and cost implications of high body mass index in Australian defence force personnel

  Normal Overweight Obese Restricted body fat Obese No restriction on body fat
  n = 197 n = 154 n = 148 n = 180
Restricted work days
 Total 3,157 1,562 3,766 4,064
 Mean (± SD) 16 ± 60 10 ± 33 25 ± 70 23 ± 58
 Ratio of means 1 (Reference) 0.6 (0.3, 1.2) 1.6 (0.8, 3.0) 1.4 (0.8, 2.6)
p-value 0.15 0.15 0.26
Full days off work
 Total 31 49 83 158
 Mean (± SD) 0 ± 1 0 ± 1 1 ± 3 1 ± 5
  1. N.B. Data are adjusted for age, sex, service and rank.