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Worker Health Charts

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

The Musculoskeletal Disorder 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 certain musculoskeletal health problems.

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Unadjusted Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Health (NHIS) Among Currently Employed Workers (NHIS)

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

Unadjusted Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Health (NHIS) Among Currently Employed Workers (NHIS)


Musculoskeletal Health (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)
Current Activity Limitations Due to Arthritis or Joint Symptoms136,631,0008,970,0006.566.426.727.327.127.52
Ever Diagosed with Arthritis136,574,00020,626,00015.1014.8715.3418.2417.9518.53
Joint Symptoms Resulting in Having Seen a Health Professional136,618,00023,160,00016.9516.7017.2118.7318.4319.04
Lower Extremity Joint Symptoms in the Past 30 Days136,633,00027,228,00019.9319.6620.2021.3421.0121.66
Upper Extremity Joint Symptoms in the Past 30 Days136,633,00019,068,00013.9613.7214.2014.8514.5715.13

a.
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
b.
Estimates adjusted for age, sex, and race using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population.
c.
LCL is the Lower Confidence Limit.
d.
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 (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/nhis/data2004-2013.html).

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