Sick pay period is the period when an employee is absent from work due to sickness and is eligible for sick pay.
Sick days are all calendar days in the sick period, regardless of whether the employee is reimbursed for all days with sick pay or not.
Sick period is each time an employee begins a sick period and a new period is generated, regardless of how many sick days the period consists of. The survey presents periods that were completed during the quarter.
The survey is published quarterly. The surveys for 2002-2005 have been published on the website of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.