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Worker Health Charts

Healthcare Utilization/Access (NHIS) Charts
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2004 - 2013

Healthcare Utilization/Access charts are based on data from respondents to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that were employed in the week prior to interview. The NHIS is a survey that collects data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. These charts include workers’ responses to questions related to healthcare utilization in the past year (visit to a primary care provider, contact with a dentist, emergency room visit, surgery), lifetime utilization (ever being tested for HIV), and access to healthcare (having a usual place to go for medical care, no health insurance coverage, offered health insurance by employer).

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Unadjusted Prevalence of Healthcare Utilization/Access (NHIS) Among Currently Employed Workers (NHIS)

Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2004 - 2013

Unadjusted Prevalence of Healthcare Utilization/Access (NHIS) Among Currently Employed Workers (NHIS)

Healthcare Utilization/Access (NHIS)Estimated Population N (Annual Average)Estimated Population N with Condition (Annual Average)Unadjusted Prevalence (%) (a)95% LCL for Unadjusted Prevalence (c)95% UCL for Unadjusted Prevalence (d)Adjusted Prevalence (%) (a,b)95% LCL for Adjusted Prevalence (c)95% UCL for Adjusted Prevalence (d)
Contact with a Dentist in the Past Year135,018,00087,303,00064.6664.2565.0765.1564.7265.58
Emergency Room Visit in the Past Year135,322,00022,955,00016.9616.7217.2117.3417.0617.63
Ever Tested for HIV118,582,00048,172,00040.6240.2341.0237.9037.5438.26
Having a Usual Place to go for Medical Care135,719,000112,144,00082.6382.2782.9884.1283.8184.43
Having Visited a Primary Care Provider in the Past Year135,296,00093,744,00069.2968.9469.6471.6371.3071.95
No Health Insurance Coverage136,246,00023,813,00017.4817.1517.8115.6515.3615.93
Offered Health Insurance by Employer135,385,00089,998,00066.4866.1166.8462.4462.0562.82
Surgery in the Past Year135,240,00014,463,00010.6910.5110.8911.7311.4911.98

Estimates are based on a sample of US adults rather than the entire population. Comparisons between unadjusted or adjusted prevalence rates for different groups should take into account the 95% confidence limits
Estimates adjusted for age, sex, and race using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population.
LCL is the Lower Confidence Limit.
UCL is the Upper Confidence Limit.

Data Source

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2004 - 2013
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2004 - 2013

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is an annual, in-person health survey and the principal source of information about the health of the civilian, non-institutionalized, household population of the United States. The survey is conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The NHIS sample is designed and weighted to produce national estimates. NIOSH uses data from the NHIS to estimate the prevalence of various health conditions and health behaviors among US workers. The charts available here are based on respondents to the NHIS that were employed in the week prior to interview. Several years of data have been combined in order to create a dataset that includes adequate subsamples for various industries and occupations. See the Core questions included in the Worker Health Charts (

v2.0 - 08/10/2020