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Table 4 Average days missed at work per year and its cost according to gender and body mass index

From: Obesity- attributable costs of absenteeism among working adults in Portugal

  Average annual number of workdays absent due to health (95% CI) Additional absent workdays compared to normal weight (95% CI) Cost of absenteeism per employee/year (95% IC) Additional cost of absenteeism per employee/year (95% IC) compared to normal weight (95% CI) Cost of absenteeism due to obesity /year for Portugal Additional cost of absenteeism due to obesity/year for Portugal compared to normal weight
Overall 7.3 (6.7–8.1)   391.1 € (355.6 € 426.5€)    
  Normal weight 6.4 (5.2–7.5)   432.9.0 € (368.9.4€497.3€)    
  Overweight 8.2 (7.0—9.4) 1.8 (1.1–2.5) 432.9.0€ (368.9.4€497.3€) 41.8 € (6.78€- 89.4 €)   
  Obese 10.2 (8- 12.4) 3.8 (3.1–4.5) 551.5€ (429.0€- 674.0€) 160.4€ (119.0€-201.7€) 819 433,70 € 238 326,69 €
Men       
  Normal weight 4.5 (3.4–5.6)   271.4€ (1201.3.5341.4€)    
  Overweight 5.1 (3.8–6.3) 0.5 (-0.5–1.5) 325.3€ (245.19€- 405.40€) 53.9 € (10.95€-118.7 €)   
  Obese 8 (4.7 -11.2) 3.5 (2.46–4.5) 521.5€ (307.7€- 735.3€) 130.4 € (65.5€-195.2 €) 774 858,889 € 341 582,10 €
Woman
  Normal weight 7.4 (6.2–8.6)   351.3 € (294.7€- 408.0€)    
  Overweight 11.4 (9.2–13.5) 4.0 (2.8–5.1) 543.6 € 442.45€- 644.97€) 192.3 € (138.7€-245.8 €)   
  Obese 12 (11.2–12.8) 4.6 (3.4–5.7) 575.0 € (434.2€-715.8€) 223.7 € (170.1€-277.26€) 854 350,64 € 332 349,41 €
  1. Compared to normal weight and adjusted to age, sex, education level, NUTII, chronic disease and lifestyle habits
  2. Normal Weight – 18.5 -24.9 kg/m2; BMI Overweight 25.0-29.9 kg/m2; BMI; Obese >  = 30.0 kg/m2 BMI