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American Podiatric Medical Association Missing Time Survey, 2004

Allan H. Fisher Jr. Al Fisher Associates, Inc, 406 New Mark Esplanade, Rockville, MD 20850-2735.

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A 2004 survey of US adults found that 19% had experienced foot problems at work at some time. As a result, 38% reported lost productivity and 28% missed time at work. Younger, less educated male workers were more likely to suffer from foot problems. The percentage of the total population surveyed who missed time at work owing to foot problems was 5.4% in 2004. In a previous survey conducted in 2000, the corresponding percentage was 6.6%. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 94(6): 604–607, 2004)