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12th Oct 2015

These are the 10 most common reasons people ring in sick to work

Tony Cuddihy

Some of these might sound familiar.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK has found that the number of people who show up to work even when they’re sick is on the increase. Apparently, it’s called ‘presenteeism.’

A significant 71% of people admit to going to work despite being sick on the day, while these are the ten leading causes of people staying off sick.

Surprisingly there’s no mention of Netflix, Jeremy Kyle or just being too comfortable in bed.

1. Minor illnesses 30%
2. Musculoskeletal 20%
3. Stress, depression, anxiety 8%
4. Gastrintestinal 7%
5. Eye/ear/nose/mouth/dental 4%
6. Respiratory conditions 4%
7. Heart, blood pressure, circulation 3%
8. Genito-urinary 3%
9. Headaches and migraines 2%
10. Serious mental health problems 1%