Data

Short sickness absences of substitutes in the health and social services sector

Published 15.9.2021
Updated 15.9.2021

One-off survey

Short sickness absences of substitutes in the health and social services sector

Annual development of days of absence

2017: 18524.1 days2018: 19293.7 days2019: 22536.8 days2020: 19531.9 days2017: 1984.2 days2018: 2230.1 days2019: 312.7 days2020: 2151.3 days20172018201920200200040006000800010000120001400016000180002000022000Number of days of absencePermanent employeesSubstitutes

Details of periods of absence

2017-2020

The information can be sorted by clicking on the descriptor.

Sex distribution

Permanent employees

Women: 90.6%Men: 9.4%Women 91 %Men 9 %

Substitutes

Women: 93.2%Men: 6.8%Women 93 %Men 7 %
Age groups
26-35: 22.5%36-45: 23.5%46-55: 23.5%<=25: 12.5%>55: 18.0%26-35: 30.8%36-45: 19.2%46-55: 14.8%<=25: 24.0%>55: 11.2%<=2526-3536-4546-55>55024681012141618202224262830Share of periods of absence (%)Permanent employeesSubstitutes
Durations of periods of absence
0-3 d: 67.1%3-10 d: 32.9%0-3 d: 66.5%3-10 d: 33.5%0-3 d3-10 d05101520253035404550556065Share of periods of absence (%)Permanent employeesSubstitutes

The short sickness absences of substitutes in the health and social services sector have stabilised regardless of the pandemic. View the duration of the short sickness absences of substitutes and permanent employees in the health and social services sector and the distribution of the absences according to age and gender at annual level.

Description

The extensive, anonymised and masked longitudinal materials from employers and occupational health care organizations were collected from the Kokkola and Jakobstad areas in 2017–2020. All in all, 37,122 pieces of data on absences in the health and social services sector were available, 2,840 of which were relates to substitutes’ periods of absence. The data covers the various areas of health and social service production from support services to health and medical care services.

What the indicators describe

The graphs present the duration of the short sickness absences of substitutes and permanent employees in the health and social services sector and the distribution of the absences according to age group and gender. The data can be viewed at the annual level and sorted according to gender, age group and duration of absence by clicking on the descriptors. The data reveals the reduced short sickness absences of permanent employees in 2020 in proportion to person-years, for example.

The materials are collected and managed in the LYHTY project aimed to prevent short absences. The project, funded by the European Social Fund and the Finnish Work Environment Fund and executed by Centria University of Applied Sciences, will end 31 December 2021.

Contact information

Marja-Liisa Hiironen

+358 40 5727 769

Ville Pitkäkangas

+358 40 1938 974

Leena Toivanen

+358 40 701 3221

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