Table 1

Percent of U.S. workforce with paid sick leave by occupational characteristics, NHIS, 2008
Characteristics NHIS sample Estimated # of U.S. workers % with paid sick leave* 95% CI Estimated # of workers with no sick leave
 All workers 11,826 127,067,000 61.9 60.7-63.1 48,352,000
Occupation
 Management 874 10,120,800 81.1 77.5-84.2 1,915,200
 Professional/Technical 3,281 35,349,700 79.0 77.1-80.7 7,442,100
 Services 1,997 21,028,300 41.2 38.3-44.1 12,373,000
 Sales/Office 2,873 30,406,100 64.3 62.3-66.3 10,843,800
 Production** 2,423 27,492,200 53.9 51.4-56.4 14,818,500
Class of worker
 Private 9,577 104,319,000 57.0 55.7-58.3 44,858,100
 Federal 306 3,063,100 91.5 86.6-94.7 260,200
 State 858 8,967,500 81.5 77.5-85.0 1,655,200
 Local 975 10,717,600 85.3 82.2-87.9 1,578,500
Years on the job
 0-1 3,250 35,737,500 45.1 42.9-47.3 19,632,200
 2-5 3,542 38,651,600 60.3 58.1-62.4 15,353,000
 6-15 3,115 32,914,500 71.9 69.8-73.9 9,236,480
 16+ 1,704 18,662,600 79.4 76.8-81.7 3,854,130
Number of employees
 < 10 2,073 22,388,100 41.6 39.0-44.1 13,086,000
 10-49 3,084 34,408,900 53.1 50.8-55.4 16,136,000
 50-249 2,878 31,806,300 69.4 67.0-71.7 9,737,850
 250+ 2,485 32,820,100 79.4 77.4-81.3 6,760,420

* Percentages are weighted to the population of workers.

** Production category includes Production, Agricultural, Forest and Fishery workers.

CI indicates confidence interval.

Totals in categories may not sum to all worker totals because of missing and unknown values.

Peipins et al.

Peipins et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:520   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-520

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