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Table 3 Sick leave days per patient and year, stratified by sex (unstandardized)

From: An analysis of sickness absence in chronically ill patients receiving Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A longterm prospective intermittent study

Year Sick leave days/patient/year
  All Women Men
  N* Mean (SD) Median (95%CI) n Mean (SD) Median (95%CI) n Mean (SD) Median (95%CI)
-3 369 22 (45.2) 5 (4; 9) 193 19 (40.7) 6 (4; 9) 176 24 (49.8) 5 (3; 10)
-2 404 25 (47.5) 7 (4; 9) 216 22 (33.0) 8 (5; 12) 188 29 (59.9) 4 (1; 9)
-1 441 31 (61.0) 9 (6; 12) 242 29 (58.2) 8 (5; 12) 199 33 (64.2) 10 (6; 14)
1 441 28 (57.5) 9 (7; 11) 242 26 (56.8) 8 (5; 11) 199 30 (58.4) 11 (7; 16)
2 397 24 (55.6) 5 (3; 7) 218 24 (51.3) 5 (3; 8) 179 25 (60.5) 5 (0; 8)
3 297 21 (47.0) 5 (2; 7) 159 18 (34.9) 5 (1; 8) 138 25 (57.8) 5 (0; 10)
4 196 20 (46.1) 4 (0; 6) 102 21 (12.9) 5 (0; 9) 94 20 (50.5) 1 (0; 5)
  1. *Note: Since participants entered the study at different points of time, the follow up period could not be equal for all patients, which causes a drop of observed participants especially in the third and fourth year.