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The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index found that 24% of those surveyed were not able to perform their usual activities on 1 or more days during the previous month because of illness. Of those people, the average number of sick days was 6 out of the last 30.

Gallup Healthways. Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. April 28th Hill Briefing; 2008

Reference

Title
Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index
Publisher
April 28th Hill Briefing
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Gallup Healthways

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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