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Table 4 Distribution and characteristics of sick-leave spells due to otoaudiological diagnoses in 2005

From: Sickness absence due to otoaudiological diagnoses; a descriptive nationwide study

  At least one sick-leave day due to otoaudiological diagnoses
  All Otological Hearing Vertigo Tinnitus
No. of prevalent sick-leave spells 4999 1358 1078 1532 1031
No. of incident sick-leave spells 3313 1205 544 1089 475
No. of sick-leave days/spell 112.0/41.0 35.9/11.0 162.8/124.0 97.3/33.0 178.7/150.0
Mean/median
No. of sick-leave spells with different durations      
  1-27 2018 1016 198 653 151
  28-180 1492 175 423 498 398
  181-364 698 46 248 160 244
  365 610 42 185 161 222
  1. Note: sick-leave spells with ≤6 days in between have been merged.