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Table 4 Key results on societal impact of varicella in children < 6 years of age in the Netherlands, 2007.

From: The burden of varicella from a parent's perspective and its societal impact in The Netherlands: an Internet survey

  No consultation of medical doctor (n = 550) Consultation of medical doctor (n = 354) Total (n = 904)
Paid job    
Number of children for which caregiver(s) had to stay home n (%) 76 (13.8) 80 (22.6) 156 (17.3)
Mean absence ± SD in hours (range)* 11.1 ± 7.9 (1-40) 17.3 ± 14.3 (1-60) 14.3 ± 12.0 (1-60)
Unpaid job    
Number of children for which caregiver(s) had to stay home n (%) 31 (5.6) 20 (5.6) 51 (5.6)
Mean absence ± SD in hours (range)* 17.8 ± 20.2 (1-90) 22.1 ± 26.1 (1-100) 19.2 ± 22.2 (1-100)
Productivity loss at work**    
Number of parents reporting productivity loss n (%) 34 (6.2) 39 (11.0) 73 (8.1)
Mean productivity loss ± SD in hours (range)* 7.8 ± 9.3 (1-40) 6.7 ± 6.0 (1-30) 7.2 ± 7.7 (1-40)
Leisure time loss***    
Number of parents reporting leisure time loss n (%) 151 (27.5) 198 (55.9) 349 (38.6)
Mean leisure time loss ± SD in hours (range)* 1.5 ± 6.0 (0.1-72) 2.0 ± 3.5 (0.2-24) 1.8 ± 4.7 (0.1-72)
  1. * In the cases with absence from paid or unpaid work, productivity loss at work or leisure time loss
  2. ** For example, due to lack of sleep because of caring for the sick child
  3. *** Leisure time lost due to doctor or pharmacy visit