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Table 3 Self reported health status per sector

From: Chronic disease risk factors, healthy days and medical claims in South African employees presenting for health risk screening

  Total (n = 1954) Engineering (n = 223) Finance (n = 851) Consulting (n = 133) Transport (n = 138) Logistics (n = 42) ITS (n = 173) Manufacturing (n = 240) Academic (n = 154)
Phys Health 2.3 ± 3.7 2.5 ± 4.7 2.4 ± 3.8 1.4 ± 2.4 1.5 ± 2.9 2.1± 3.1 1.4 ± 2.6 1.2 ± 2.7 2.4 ± 3.6
Mental Health 4.0 ± 6.1 3.3 ± 5.1 3.4 ± 5.8 3.5 ± 4.9 2.8 ± 5.6 4.9 ± 8.8 3.1 ± 5.4 2.9 ± 5.7 5.1 ± 7.8
Days away work 2.2 ± 4.6 1.9 ± 4.4 2.6 ± 5.0 1.3 ± 3.6 1.5 ± 3.9 2.5 ± 6.2 1.0 ± 2.3 0.9 ± 2.8 2.0 ± 4.5
  1. Phys Health: number of days in the previous health where physical health adversely affected daily activities and performance; Mental Health: number of days in the previous health where physical health adversely affected daily activities and performance; Day away work the number of days absent from work due to ill health during the previous month.