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    Lost days at work per 100 workers: 184 days for extremely obese workers vs 14 for normal weight


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    Friday, August 22, 2008 6:20 am Email this article
    For every 100 full time employees, extremely obese workers (BMI 40 or more) had 184 lost days versus 14 days for normal weight workers according to a study from Duke University. Subjects

    Subjects: 11,728 employees

    The study analyzed data from 11,728 health care and university employees who saw the doctor at least once between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2004.

    REFERENCE

    Ostbye T, Dement J, Krause K. Obesity and workers’ compensation: Results from the duke health and safety surveillance system. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Apr 23, 167(8):766-73.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    T. Ostbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine
    Duke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC, USA
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