Table 1.

Short-term work losses due to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Canada in 2008. Reproduced with permission from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. The burden of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Canada; 20082.

Number of days of sick leave per employed person with IBD7.2
Average daily wage rate in 2008$158.79
Cost of short-term work losses per employed person with IBD$1143.29
Employment rate in people with IBD60%
Number of persons with IBD in Canada in 2008201,000
Estimated number of employed persons with IBD120,500
Total annual cost of short-term work losses (120,500 employed persons at $1143.29 per person per year)$138 million