Halle (dpa / sa) - The sickness rate in Saxony-Anhalt was well above the national average last year.

This is evident from the data from various health insurance companies.

The DAK even reports the nationwide highest sickness rate in 2020. The loss of work in Saxony-Anhalt was accordingly 5.2 percent of the target working time, nationwide it was only 4.1 percent for those insured by the DAK.

This tendency is also evident with other health insurance companies.

In 2020, around 19 days of absence were incurred for each of the working people insured with Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) in Saxony-Anhalt.

According to the fund, that is about four days more than the national average.

In a comparison of the federal states, absenteeism was only higher in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The values ​​for 2020 were the lowest in Baden-Württemberg (12.3 days) and Bavaria (12.9 days).

The number of cases of incapacity for work in Saxony-Anhalt in 2020 was also above the national average.

Between January and August 2020, for example, there were an average of 12.5 incapacity for work due to mental illness for every 100 AOK members (Germany-wide: 11.1 cases).

At the same time, the duration of an average mentally-related incapacity for work in Saxony-Anhalt, at 26.2 days, was above the nationwide value of 25.9 days.


According to TK information, diseases of the musculoskeletal system are particularly common in the country as the cause of the days of absence - “keyword back pain”.

For every 100 insured persons in Saxony-Anhalt there were an average of 314 days of absence due to such a diagnosis in 2020.

According to TK, there were only 280 days of absence due to such illnesses for every 100 insured in the federal government.

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