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Fake a sick day? Non!

A new survey finds that a whopping 71 percent of Chinese workers admit to calling in sick when they weren’t.

On the other hand, only 16 percent of French workers say they have taken a fake sick day.

The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive for Kronos Incorporated, found that about half of all Americans have taken a fake sick day. That’s about on par with countries including Canada and Australia.

Not surprisingly, most people said they called in sick because they felt stressed or needed a day off.

In the United States, about one-third of those who had taken a sick day when they weren’t sick said they had done so because they needed to take care of a child.

Many said they wouldn’t have taken a fake sick day if they could work more flexible hours or work from home.

Nearly half of all Chinese workers, and about one-third of U.S. workers, also said it would make a difference if they had more paid time off.