Sick leave benefits for workers in the Brazilian meat and fish industries in 2008

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This study aims to analyze factors associated with sick leave rates among workers in the meat, fish, and seafood industries in Brazil. The study analyzed all sick leave benefits granted by the country’s social security system to workers in these industries in 2008. Incidence of sick leave per 10 thousand jobs was stratified by sex, age, diagnosis, job position, State, and nature and length of benefits. The study analyzed 31,913 sick leaves, with an annual incidence of 788.7. Meat processing and packaging showed the highest incidence, and fish and seafood processing and packaging showed the longest mean length of sick leave. Women showed a higher sick leave incidence, while men received longer average sick leaves. Injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and mental disorders accounted for 67.2% of sick leaves. The most common diagnoses were lower back pain, first-trimester bleeding in pregnancy, and depression. The data suggest poor job protection and adverse working conditions in these industries.

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Jakobi, H. R., Barbosa-Branco, A., Bueno, L. F., Ferreira, R. de G. M., & Camargo, L. M. A. (2015). Sick leave benefits for workers in the Brazilian meat and fish industries in 2008. Cadernos de Saude Publica, 31(1), 194–207. https://doi.org/10.1590/0102-311X00087213

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