Short-term disability plans: duration of benefits Standard Errors

Table 24. Standard errors for short-term disability plans: Duration of benefits, private industry workers, 
National Compensation Survey, March 2009

Characteristics

Fixed
duration

Number of weeks1

Duration
varies

10th
percentile

25th
percentile

50th
percentile
(median)

75th
percentile

90th
percentile

All workers

0.6

0.0

1.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.6

Worker characteristics

             

Management, professional, and related

1.2

0.2

1.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.2

    Management, business, and financial

1.4

0.0

3.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.4

    Professional and related

1.3

1.5

1.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.3

Service

0.9

0.0

0.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.9

    Protective service

2.3

0.0

7.1

0.4

0.0

0.0

2.3

Sales and office

0.8

0.0

0.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.8

    Sales and related

1.4

0.7

1.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.4

    Office and administrative support

0.8

0.0

3.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

6.3

1.5

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

1.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

10.8

1.3

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

2.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

10.3

2.2

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.9

    Production

1.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.1

    Transportation and material moving

1.1

0.0

1.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.1

Full time

0.6

0.0

0.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.6

Part time

2.1

0.8

0.9

0.0

0.0

16.2

2.1

Union

1.2

2.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

7.4

1.2

Nonunion

0.7

0.0

2.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.7

Establishment characteristics

             

Goods-producing industries

0.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.8

    Construction

1.6

0.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.6

    Manufacturing

0.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.9

Service-providing industries

0.8

0.0

2.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.8

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

1.1

0.0

1.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.1

        Wholesale trade

1.8

0.6

3.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.8

        Retail trade

1.8

0.3

1.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.8

        Utilities

8.7

0.9

1.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

8.7

    Information

4.4

1.5

7.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

4.4

    Financial activities

1.3

0.7

3.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.3

        Finance and insurance

1.5

0.0

0.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.5

            Credit intermediation and related activities

2.4

0.0

0.7

1.0

0.0

0.0

2.4

            Insurance carriers and related activities

1.9

1.3

6.0

0.2

0.0

0.0

1.9

        Real estate and rental and leasing

2.7

1.2

1.7

1.5

0.0

0.0

2.7

    Professional and business services

1.3

0.2

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.3

        Professional and technical services

1.6

0.6

8.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.6

        Administrative and waste services

1.7

0.0

8.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.7

    Education and health services

1.5

0.0

1.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.5

      Educational services:
         Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

1.1

0.8

2.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.1

        Health care and social assistance

1.0

0.0

1.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

1 to 99 workers

0.8

0.0

1.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.8

    1 to 49 workers

0.9

0.0

1.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.9

    50 to 99 workers

1.0

0.2

4.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

100 workers or more

0.9

0.0

1.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.9

    100 to 499 workers

1.1

0.0

0.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.1

    500 workers or more

1.3

0.0

1.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.3

Geographic areas

             

New England

1.4

0.0

2.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.4

Middle Atlantic

1.1

1.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.1

East North Central

1.5

0.2

2.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.5

West North Central

2.1

0.5

3.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.1

South Atlantic

1.3

0.3

4.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.3

West South Central

3.1

1.0

4.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.1

Mountain

3.6

0.0

1.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.6

Pacific

1.7

0.0

2.0

0.0

0.0

12.0

1.7

Footnotes:

1The 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles designate position within each published series. For example, at the 50th percentile or median, half of the
participating workers receive the same as or more than the benefit shown, and half receive the same as or less than the benefit shown. At the 25th percentile,
one-fourth of the participating workers receive the same or less than the benefit shown. The remaining percentiles follow the same logic.

NOTE: For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20082009.htm.