Table 2

Age-adjusted and gender-adjusted estimated annual proportion of employees with a new onset of all-cause sickness absence (‰ and 95% CI) and the annual change (%) over particular years by occupational class

YearOccupational class
Upper non-manualLower non-manualManualAll
200580.8 (79.8 to 81.8)120.4 (119.5 to 121.3)168.6 (167.4 to 169.8)127.6 (127.0 to 128.3)
200679.6 (78.6 to 80.6)121.4 (120.5 to 122.3)168.6 (167.3 to 169.8)127.4 (126.8 to 128.1)
200778.6 (77.6 to 79.6)118.6 (117.7 to 119.5)166.0 (164.8 to 167.2)124.9 (124.3 to 125.5)
200875.4 (74.4 to 76.3)115.6 (114.7 to 116.4)157.7 (156.5 to 158.9)119.6 (119.0 to 120.2)
200972.8 (71.9 to 73.8)112.2 (111.3 to 113.1)146.2 (145.0 to 147.4)113.5 (112.9 to 114.1)
201072.9 (71.9 to 73.8)115.2 (114.3 to 116.1)152.0 (150.7 to 153.2)116.1 (115.5 to 116.7)
201170.8 (69.9 to 71.7)112.2 (111.3 to 113.1)147.6 (146.3 to 148.8)112.9 (112.3 to 113.5)
201267.3 (66.4 to 68.2)108.9 (108.0 to 109.8)143.3 (142.1 to 144.5)109.1 (108.5 to 109.7)
201367.5 (66.6 to 68.4)108.8 (107.9 to 109.6)142.1 (140.9 to 143.3)108.6 (108.0 to 109.2)
Annual % change
 2005–2009−2.5−1.7−3.3−2.8
 2009–20100.12.74.02.3
 2010–2013−2.5−1.9−2.2−2.2