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Annual Work Absenteeism Costs Attributable to Diabetes, United States, 2013 Dollars

Sex Age Group
(in years)
Per Employed Person
with Diabetes
Cost Per Person
with Diabetes ($)
Total Cost ($ in Millions)
Number of Work
Days Lost
Cost ($)
Overall 18-44 1.9 324 226 753.0
45-64 3.3 946 523 6,048.0
65-74 1.7 299 69 409.0
Total 2.8 715 347 7,210.0
Males 18-44 0.8 176 139 213.5
45-64 3.6 1,220 717 4,299.7
65-74 0.8 200 52 156.6
Total 2.6 845 443 4,669.8
Females 18-44 3.1 489 301 540.0
45-64 2.9 610 315 1,748.0
65-74 2.9 433 87 253.0
Total 3.0 558 247 2,540.0

Data Sources: 2009-2013 National Health Interview Survey, 2015 Current Population Survey, 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Note: Absenteeism cost is the cost of work days lost.

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