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Table 4 Working days lost due to GERD during the preceding three months

From: Impact of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease on work productivity despite therapy with proton pump inhibitors in Germany

Type of working days lost
(time frame: last three months)
Working patients No reduced productivity Reduced productivity P value
  total (WPS) (WPS)  
  N = 249 N = 97 N = 152  
total working days lost 1.35 (4.83) 0.57 (2.99) 1.84 (5.64) 0.02
working days lost with medical certificate 0.59 (2.79) 0.47 (2.64) 0.66 (2.88) 0.62
working days lost without medical certificate 0.76 (3.67) 0.09 (0.57) 1.18 (4.61) < 0.01