Health and Safety Behaviors
This topic includes charts that visualize data related to the health and safety behaviors of workers.
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Health Behaviors (BRFSS)
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2013-2015
These charts show the prevalence among workers of the following behaviors: not being vaccinated for influenza (flu), not always wearing a seatbelt, heavy drinking, binge drinking, obesity, and current smoking. See the data dictionary for definitions of Health Behaviors.
When charting by occupation or industry, you may choose between adjusted or unadjusted results. When charting by demographic variables, the “Advanced” button will allow you to either “filter” to see results for a single industry, or “group” to see results for multiple industries. Hovering the mouse pointer over the chart bars will show more information or allow you to drill down to more detailed industries or occupations (if available).
Please note that BRFSS population estimates are not national estimates, as data are limited to those states that collected industry and occupation information.
Health Behaviors (NHIS)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2004 - 2013
Health Behaviors 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 positive behaviors that promote health and prevent disease (Influenza Vaccination, Meeting CDC Exercise Recommendations) as well as risk behaviors that jeopardize health (Alcohol Use, Obesity, Smoking).
Workplace Health Promotion (NHIS-OHS)
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015
Workplace Health Promotion charts are based on data from respondents to the 2015 NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS) 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. Supplemental questions specific to occupational health were included in 2015. These charts include workers’ responses to questions related to the availability and use of workplace health promotion programs.