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Back problems top workplace disability claim

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Want to know where to focus your health-prevention dollars? Concentrate on the ailments that are costing your organization the most money in employee absences, decreased productivity and increased health care costs.

A new MetLife study says the top five chronic conditions that cause the highest incidents of workplace disability claims are, in order:

  1. Lower-back disorders
  2. Depression
  3. Coronary heart disease
  4. Arthritis
  5. Pulmonary disease

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