The number of days of absence due to mental disorders has fallen, according to the DAK health for the first time since 2006. The workforce DAK would have Insured in the past year, in Germany 5.6 per cent less absenteeism had due to mental disorders than in the year 2017, told the DAK-health on Monday in Hamburg.

Mental illness but were still the third most common cause for missed days. With 15 per cent for more than every seventh day of absence responsible. In the first place, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, the cause of 20.9 per cent, every fifth day of absence, the second airway be suffering with 16 percent.

a Higher Sick leave due to Flu epidemic

The total Sick leave increased in 2018 if the DAK in comparison to the previous year by 4.1 to 4.2 percent. The DAK-health, said the increase in the flu wave to the beginning of the last year. A good half of the insured workers – 51.4 percent – was in the past year not at all sick.

the Especially significantly the days of absence were reduced because of depression, and by 17 per cent. Women were affected by psychological diseases much more frequently than men. In the case of female Insured persons 63 per cent more miscarriages and were counted daily on the basis of such a diagnosis than in men. For the sick-analysis, the DAK had the data of 2.5 million workers to evaluate to the insured at the time of checkout.