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Work-related asthma: Primary occupations (2000 COC) associated with work-related asthma cases by state, 1993–2008

Occupation (2000 COC)CaliforniaMassachusettsMichiganNew JerseyTotal
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Management    177     3.8   24     3.0      41     1.8   11     2.3    253     3.1
Managers, all other (043)      67     1.4     8     1.0       6     0.3     1     0.2      82     1.0
Education administrators (023)      19     0.4     3     0.4       1   <0.0      –       –      23     0.3
Medical and health services managers (035)      16     0.3     1     0.1       3     0.1     2     0.4      22     0.3
Property, real estate, and community association managers (041)      17     0.4     1     0.1       4     0.2      –       –      22     0.3
Financial managers (012)      15     0.3     2     0.3       1   <0.0     2     0.4      20     0.2
Food service managers (031)      16     0.3     1     0.1       3     0.1      –       –      20     0.2
Farmers and ranchers (021)       2   <0.0     –       –       8     0.3      –       –      10     0.1
All other management occupations1      25     0.5     8     1.0      15     0.6     6     1.3      54     0.7
Business and financial operations      85     1.8   10     1.3      24     1.0     2     0.4    121     1.5
Accountants and auditors (080)      28     0.6     3     0.4       3     0.1      –       –      34     0.4
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists (062)      20     0.4     1     0.1       7     0.3      –       –      28     0.3
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators (054)       9     0.2     1     0.1       3     0.1     2     0.4      15     0.2
Loan counselors and officers (091)       6     0.1     1     0.1       4     0.2      –       –      11     0.1
All other business and financial operations occupations2      22     0.5     4     0.5       7     0.3      –       –      33     0.4
Computer and mathematical      48     1.0     1     0.1       1   <0.0     6     1.3      56     0.7
Computer scientists and systems analysts (100)      24     0.5     –       –      –       –     2     0.4      26     0.3
Operations research analysts (122)      14     0.3     –       –      –       –     1     0.2      15     0.2
All other computer and mathematical occupations3      10     0.2     1     0.1       1   <0.0     3     0.6      15     0.2
Architecture and engineering      38     0.8     7     0.9      25     1.1     6     1.3      76     0.9
Engineering technicians, except drafters (155)      16     0.3     2     0.3       7     0.3     5     1.1      30     0.4
Industrial engineers, including health and safety (143)       4     0.1     –       –       8     0.3      –       –      12     0.1
All other architecture and engineering occupations4      18     0.4     5     0.6      10     0.4     1     0.2      34     0.4
Life, physical, and social services      83     1.8   13     1.7      24     1.0   15     3.2    135     1.6
Other life, physical, and social science technicians (196)      41     0.9     2     0.3       8     0.3     1     0.2      52     0.6
Chemical technicians (192)      10     0.2     5     0.6       7     0.3     4     0.8      26     0.3
Chemists and materials scientists (172)       5     0.1     4     0.5       3     0.1     5     1.1      17     0.2
Psychologists (182)       7     0.2     –       –       1   <0.0     3     0.6      11     0.1
All other life, physical, and social services occupations5      20     0.4     2     0.3       5     0.2     2     0.4      29     0.4
Community and social services      63     1.4   16     2.0      22     0.9     4     0.8    105     1.3
Social workers (201)      34     0.7     6     0.8      12     0.5     3     0.6      55     0.7
Counselors (200)      18     0.4     9     1.1       5     0.2     1     0.2      33     0.4
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists (202)       9     0.2     1     0.1       3     0.1      –       –      13     0.2
Clergy (204)       2   <0.0     –       –       2     0.1      –       –       4   <0.0
Legal      16     0.3     2     0.3       1   <0.0     1     0.2      20     0.2
Paralegals and legal assistants (214)      10     0.2     –       –      –       –      –       –      10     0.1
All other legal occupations6       6     0.1     2     0.3       1   <0.0     1     0.2      10     0.1
Education, training, and library    202     4.4   68     8.6      60     2.6   19     4.0    349     4.2
Elementary and middle school teachers (231)      93     2.0   18     2.3       4     0.2     9     1.9    124     1.5
Secondary school teachers (232)      27     0.6   18     2.3      15     0.6     4     0.8      64     0.8
Other teachers and instructors (234)      19     0.4     5     0.6      30     1.3      –       –      54     0.7
Teacher assistants (254)      25     0.5     7     0.9       2     0.1     1     0.2      35     0.4
Postsecondary teachers (220)      14     0.3   11     1.4      –       –     2     0.4      27     0.3
Special education teachers (233)      15     0.3     6     0.8       3     0.1      –       –      24     0.3
Librarians (243)       6     0.1     2     0.3       4     0.2     1     0.2      13     0.2
All other education, training, and library occupations7       3     0.1     1     0.1       2     0.1     2     0.4       8     0.1
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media (260, 263, 270, 271, 272, 276, 281, 284, 286, 290, 291)      19     0.4     2     0.3       5     0.2     3     0.6      29     0.4
Healthcare practitioners and technical    377     8.1 153   19.4     139     5.9   50   10.6    719     8.7
Registered nurses (313)    213     4.6   96   12.2      71     3.0   25     5.3    405     4.9
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (350)      43     0.9     8     1.0      13     0.6     5     1.1      69     0.8
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians (330)      21     0.5   12     1.5       6     0.3     4     0.8      43     0.5
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians (332)      24     0.5     7     0.9       3     0.1     3     0.6      37     0.4
Respiratory therapists (322)      15     0.3     2     0.3       6     0.3      –       –      23     0.3
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics (340)       7     0.2     5     0.6      –       –     9     1.9      21     0.3
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians (353)      5     0.1     1     0.1      15     0.6      –       –      21     0.3
Medical records and health information technicians (351)       14     0.3     4     0.5      –       –     2     0.4      20     0.2
Physicians and surgeons (306)       7     0.2     3     0.4       9     0.4      –       –      19     0.2
Dental hygienists (331)       2   <0.0     3     0.4       5     0.2      –       –      10     0.1
All other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations8      26     0.6   12     1.5      11     0.5     2     0.4      51     0.6
Healthcare support    171     3.7   28     3.6      54     2.3   18     3.8    271     3.3
Medical assistants and other healthcare support occupations (365)    127     2.7     4     0.5      –       –     3     0.6    134     1.6
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (360)      37     0.8   22     2.8      48     2.1   11     2.3    118     1.4
Dental assistants (364)       4     0.1     2     0.3       6     0.3     2     0.4      14     0.2
All other healthcare support occupations9       3     0.1     –       –      –       –     2     0.4       5     0.1
Protective service    327     7.0   31     3.9      27     1.2   25     5.3    410     5.0
Fire fighters (374)    110     2.4   16     2.0      11     0.5     9     1.9    146     1.8
Police and sheriffs patrol officers (385)      85     1.8     4     0.5       3     0.1     8     1.7    100     1.2
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers (380)      47     1.0     3     0.4       5     0.2     6     1.3      61     0.7
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers (392)      44     0.9     5     0.6       2     0.1      –       –      51     0.6
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers (372)      17     0.4     2     0.3      –       –      –       –      19     0.2
Lifeguards and other protective service workers (395)      10     0.2     –       –       6     0.3     2     0.4      18     0.2
All other protective service occupations10      14     0.3     1     0.1      –       –      –       –      15     0.2
Food preparation and serving related    106     2.3   13     1.7      51     2.2     7     1.5    177     2.1
Cooks (402)      34     0.7     2     0.3      21     0.9     3     0.6      60     0.7
Dishwashers (414)      25     0.5     –       –      –       –      –       –      25     0.3
Waiters and waitresses (411)      11     0.2     1     0.1       4     0.2     2     0.4      18     0.2
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other (416)       2   <0.0     –       –      13     0.6      –       –      15     0.2
Food preparation workers (403)       7     0.2     4     0.5      –       –     1     0.2      12     0.1
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers (401)       3     0.1     2     0.3       5     0.2      –       –      10     0.1
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food (405)       5     0.1     1     0.1       4     0.2      –       –      10     0.1
All other food preparation and serving related occupations11      19     0.4     3     0.4       4     0.2     1     0.2      27     0.3
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance    234     5.0   30     3.8     134     5.7   30     6.4    428     5.2
Janitors and building cleaners (422)    139     3.0   16     2.0      83     3.5   19     4.0    257     3.1
Maids and housekeeping cleaners (423)      45     1.0   11     1.4       7     0.3     8     1.7      71     0.9
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers (420)       9     0.2     1     0.1      42     1.8      –       –      52     0.6
Grounds maintenance workers (425)      38     0.8     2     0.3       2     0.1     3     0.6      45     0.5
All other building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations12       3     0.1     –       –      –       –      –       –       3   <0.0
Personal care and service      68     1.5   16     2.0      23     1.0     4     0.8    111     1.3
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists (451)       9     0.2     8     1.0       7     0.3      –       –      24     0.3
Child care workers (460)      15     0.3      –       –       2     0.1      –       –      17     0.2
Nonfarm animal caretakers (435)       6     0.1     4     0.5       4     0.2      –       –      14     0.2
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers (443)      12     0.3     –       –      –       –      –       –      12     0.1
Transportation attendants (455)      10     0.2     –       –      –       –     1     0.2      11     0.1
All other personal care and service occupations13      16     0.3     4     0.5      10     0.4     3     0.6      33     0.4
Sales and related    155     3.3   16     2.0      34     1.5   14     3.0    219     2.7
Retail salespersons (476)      54     1.2     3     0.4      10     0.4     6     1.3      73     0.9
Cashiers (472)      36     0.8     3     0.4      13     0.6     3     0.6      55     0.7
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers (470)      33     0.7     6     0.8       4     0.2     4     0.8      47     0.6
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing (485)       9     0.2     2     0.3       3     0.1     1     0.2      15     0.2
All other sales and related occupations14      23     0.5     2     0.3       4     0.2      –       –      29     0.4
Office and administrative support    797   17.2 104   13.2     176     7.5   45     9.6 1,122   13.6
Office clerks, general (586)    166     3.6   20     2.5      23     1.0   10     2.1    219     2.7
Secretaries and administrative assistants (570)      91     2.0   30     3.8      34     1.5   13     2.8    168     2.0
Customer service representatives (524)      87     1.9     5     0.6      –       –     2     0.4      94     1.1
Receptionists and information clerks (540)      47     1.0     4     0.5      12     0.5     1     0.2      64     0.8
Stock clerks and order fillers (562)      39     0.8     3     0.4       8     0.3     5     1.1      55     0.7
Office and administrative support workers, all other (593)      47     1.0     3     0.4       3     0.1     1     0.2      54     0.7
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers (500)      33     0.7     8     1.0      10     0.4      –       –      51     0.6
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (512)      42     0.9     1     0.1       2     0.1     1     0.2      46     0.6
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks (561)      23     0.5     2     0.3      18     0.8      –       –      43     0.5
Word processors and typists (582)      25     0.5     4     0.5       1   <0.0      –       –      30     0.4
File clerks (526)      15     0.3     5     0.6       9     0.4      –       –      29     0.4
Production, planning, and expediting clerks (560)      15     0.3     1     0.1       8     0.3     1     0.2      25     0.3
Eligibility interviewers, government programs (525)      23     0.5     –       –      –       –      –       –      23     0.3
Dispatchers (552)      18     0.4     3     0.4       1   <0.0      –       –      22     0.3
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators (511)      13     0.3     1     0.1       5     0.2      –       –      19     0.2
Telephone operators (502)      17     0.4     –       –       1   <0.0      –       –      18     0.2
Data entry keyers (581)      11     0.2     2     0.3       3     0.1     1     0.2      17     0.2
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan (531)       6     0.1     1     0.1       8     0.3     1     0.2      16     0.2
Order clerks (535)       7     0.2     2     0.3       6     0.3      –       –      15     0.2
Tellers (516)       6     0.1     2     0.3       3     0.1     2     0.4      13     0.2
Library assistants, clerical (532)       7     0.2     1     0.1       5     0.2      –       –      13     0.2
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators (556)      11     0.2     –       –      –       –     1     0.2      12     0.1
All other office and administrative support occupations15      48     1.0     6     0.8      16     0.7     6     1.3      76     0.9
Farming, forestry, and fishing      76     1.6     1     0.1       4     0.2      –       –      81     1.0
Miscellaneous agricultural workers (605)      54     1.2     –       –       4     0.2      –       –      58     0.7
Graders and sorters, agricultural products (604)      14     0.3     –       –      –       –      –       –      14     0.2
All other farming, forestry, and fishing occupations16       8     0.2     1     0.1      –       –      –       –       9     0.1
Construction and extraction    199     4.3   30     3.8      77     3.3   25     5.3    331     4.0
Construction laborers (626)      67     1.4     1     0.1      13     0.6     3     0.6      84     1.0
Electricians (635)      20     0.4     1     0.1      15     0.6     6     1.3      42     0.5
Carpenters (623)      24     0.5     8     1.0       4     0.2     3     0.6      39     0.5
Painters, construction and maintenance (642)      27     0.6     1     0.1       4     0.2     4     0.8      36     0.4
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (644)      14     0.3     2     0.3      16     0.7      –       –      32     0.4
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators (632)      14     0.3     –       –      –       –     2     0.4      16     0.2
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers (620)       4     0.1     2     0.3       2     0.1     3     0.6      11     0.1
All other construction and extraction occupations17      29     0.6   15     1.9      23     1.0     4     0.8      71     0.9
Installation, repair, and maintenance      98     2.1   28     3.6     109     4.7   11     2.3    246     3.0
Millwrights (736)       2   <0.0     1     0.1      55     2.3      –       –      58     0.7
Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers (762)       7     0.2     1     0.1      20     0.9      –       –      28     0.3
Maintenance and repair workers, general (734)      16     0.3     5     0.6      –       –      –       –      21     0.3
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics (733)       3     0.1     4     0.5       7     0.3     6     1.3      20     0.2
Automotive service technicians and mechanics (720)       9     0.2     5     0.6       2     0.1      –       –      16     0.2
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists (721)      10     0.2     –       –       6     0.3      –       –      16     0.2
Automotive body and related repairers (715)       3     0.1     3     0.4       6     0.3     1     0.2      13     0.2
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (731)       6     0.1     1     0.1      –       –     3     0.6      10     0.1
Telecommunications line installers and repairers (742)       6     0.1     4     0.5      –       –      –       –      10     0.1
All other installation, repair, and maintenance occupations18      36     0.8     4     0.5      13     0.6     1     0.2      54     0.7
Production    375     8.1 155   19.7     971   41.5   84   17.8 1,585   19.2
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators (775)      33     0.7     9     1.1     236   10.1     4     0.8    282     3.4
Production workers, all other (896)      79     1.7   18     2.3      54     2.3   18     3.8    169     2.1
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers (814)      28     0.6   13     1.7      91     3.9     9     1.9    141     1.7
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers (874)      38     0.8     4     0.5      57     2.4     9     1.9    108     1.3
Metalworkers and plastic workers, all other (822)       5     0.1     5     0.6      92     3.9     1     0.2    103     1.3
Painting workers (881)      18     0.4   18     2.3      63     2.7     1     0.2    100     1.2
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers (865)      10     0.2     9     1.1      62     2.6      –       –      81     1.0
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers (770)      19     0.4     7     0.9      47     2.0     5     1.1      78     0.9
Machinists (803)       8     0.2     4     0.5      28     1.2     4     0.8      44     0.5
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials (831)       1    <0.0     –       –      31     1.3      –       –      32     0.4
Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders (864)       9     0.2     4     0.5       6     0.3   11     2.3      30     0.4
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders (880)      14     0.3     2     0.3       5     0.2     9     1.9      30     0.4
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers (830)      10     0.2     3     0.4      10     0.4     3     0.6      26     0.3
Printing machine operators (826)       7     0.2     6     0.8       7     0.3     1     0.2      21     0.3
Grinding, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic (800)       2    <0.0     3     0.4      13     0.6     1     0.2      19     0.2
Bakers (780)       6     0.1     9     1.1       2     0.1      –       –      17     0.2
Sewing machine operators (832)       3     0.1     1     0.1      11     0.5     1     0.2      16     0.2
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers (781)       4     0.1      –       –      11     0.5      –       –      15     0.2
Stationary engineers and boiler operators (861)       8     0.2     3     0.4       4     0.2      –       –      15     0.2
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic (892)       6     0.1     2     0.3       7     0.3      –       –      15     0.2
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders (872)       –       –     1     0.1      13     0.6      –       –      14     0.2
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic (820)       2   <0.0     2     0.3       8     0.3     1     0.2      13     0.2
Tool and die makers (813)       –       –     –       –      10     0.4     1     0.2      11     0.1
Photographic process workers and processing machine operators (883)       7     0.2     3     0.4       1   <0.0      –       –      11     0.1
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers (772)       5     0.1     5     0.6      –       –      –       –      10     0.1
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators (862)       6     0.1     1     0.1       1   <0.0     2     0.4      10     0.1
All other production occupations19      43     0.9   21     2.7      67     2.9     3     0.6    134     1.6
Transportation and material moving    308     6.6   22     2.8     218     9.3   17     3.6    565     6.9
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand (962)    130     2.8   10     1.3      15     0.6      –       –    155     1.9
Material moving workers, all other (975)       7     0.2     1     0.1      81     3.5      –       –      89     1.1
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (913)      63     1.4     1     0.1      16     0.7     7     1.5      87     1.1
Bus drivers (912)      50     1.1     3     0.4       7     0.3     2     0.4      62     0.8
Machine feeders and offbearers (963)       –       –     –       –      50     2.1      –       –      50     0.6
Packers and packagers, hand (964)       9     0.2     3     0.4      14     0.6     4     0.8      30     0.4
Industrial truck and tractor operators (960)      16     0.3     –       –      13     0.6      –       –      29     0.4
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment (961)      10     0.2     3     0.4       3     0.1      –       –      16     0.2
Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists (904)       3     0.1     –       –       7     0.3      –       –      10     0.1
All other transportation and material moving occupations20      20     0.4     1     0.1      12     0.5     4     0.8      37     0.4
Unclassifiable    618   13.3   17     2.2     121     5.2   74   15.7    830   10.1
TOTAL 4,640 100.0 787 100.0 2,341 100.0 471 100.0 8,239 100.0

– indicates no cases ascertained.    COC - Census Occupation Code
1 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 001, 002, 005, 006, 010, 013–016, 020–022, 030, 032, 034, and 042.
2 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 050, 052, 053, 056, 070, 071, 073, 090, and 093–095.
3 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 101, 102, 104, 121, and 123.
4 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 132, 135, 136, 140, 141, 145, 146, 153, and 154.
5 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 160, 161, 165, 170, 174, 176, 181, 183, 186, 190, and 191.
6 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 210, 211, and 215.
7 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 230, 240, and 255. 
8 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 301, 303–305, 311, 312, 315, 316, 323–325, 341, 352, and 354.
9 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 361–363.
10 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 371, 373, 375, 382, 390, 391, and 394.
11 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 total cases: 404, 406, 412, 413, and 415.
12 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 421 and 424.
13 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 430, 432, 434, 441, 442, 453, 454, 461, 462, 464, and 465.
14 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 471, 474, 475, 481–484, and 494–496.
15 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 501, 510, 514, 515, 522, 530, 536, 541, 542, 551, 553–555, 563, 580, 584, 585, and 590–592.
16 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 600, 601, 612, and 613.
17 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 621, 622, 624, 625, 630, 633, 636, 640, 646, 651–653, 660, 666, 670, 673, 674, 676, 682–684, and 691.
18 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 700–704, 710–712, 714, 722, 724, 726, 730, 732, 741, 743, and 761.
19 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 771, 773, 784, 790, 792–796, 801, 802, 806, 815, 821, 823, 825, 834, 835, 840–842, 845, 846, 850, 852–855, 860, 862, 863, 871, 873, 876, 883–885, 886, 891, and 895.
20 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 10 cases: 900, 903, 914, 915, 920, 923, 924, 930, 934, 936, 941, 951, 952, 956, 965, and 972.

Note:

Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

See Appendix for information about data sources and methods.

Source:

Provisional sentinel  surveillance data as of January 2012, reported by R. Harrison, J. Flattery, and J. Weinberg (California); L. Davis, E. Pechter, and K. Fitzsimmons (Massachusetts); K. Rosenman, MJ. Reilly, and M. Yoder (Michigan); and M. Lumia and A. Stephens (New Jersey).

Reference Number: 2014AT09-07COC

Date Posted: September 2014

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