[Are day care children often absent because of illness?]

Can J Public Health. Mar-Apr 1993;84(2):122-3.
[Article in French]


Over an 18-month period, we observed 759 children attending eight day care centres in the Quebec City area to determine the rate of absenteeism due to illness in day care centres. 481 children were absent for a mean duration of 4.1 days. The absenteeism rate was 5.6 days out of a possible 1 000 days of attendance and did not vary with day care centre or age.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Absenteeism*
  • Child Day Care Centers / statistics & numerical data*
  • Child Welfare*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Morbidity*
  • Quebec / epidemiology