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Table 5 Number of sick leave days (<14 days and > =14 days) and productivity losses during 2011 for HZ

From: Burden of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia in Sweden

Age groups (years) Number of employed HZ patients* (> = 50 years) Number of HZ patients on sick leave** Lost production cost (SEK)*** (> = 50 years)
Sick leave > =14 days 13 822 (6 689) 370 32 876 300 (15 909 500)
Sick leave <14 days 13 822 (6 689) 8 476 30 321 300 (24 119 200)
Total:    63 197 600 (40 028 700)
  1. *Statistics Sweden; **Swedish Social Insurance Agency; ***Patients were off sick on average 51 days if sick leave > =14 days and 3.38 days if <14 days