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Psychosocial Occupational Exposures (NHIS-OHS) Charts
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

Psychosocial Occupational Exposures 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 an annual 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 following psychosocial occupational exposures: High Job Demands, Hostile Work Environment, Low Job Control, Low Supervisory Support, Poor Safety Climate, Work-Life Interference, Workplace Perceived as Unsafe, Worry about Losing Job.

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Adjusted Prevalence of Psychosocial Occupational Exposures (NHIS-OHS) among Currently Employed Workers

Source: NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

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Psychosocial Occupational Exposures (NHIS-OHS)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)
High Job Demands145,546,00020,893,00014.3513.6215.1213.8013.0414.60
Hostile Work Environment145,760,00010,024,0006.886.387.416.726.217.26
Low Job Control145,380,00019,865,00013.6612.9614.4013.3312.5914.11
Low Supervisory Support (Excludes Self-employed)131,890,00013,086,0009.929.3310.549.568.9610.20
Poor Safety Climate (Excludes Self-employed)132,459,0007,360,0005.565.116.045.334.885.82
Work-Life Interference145,472,00037,060,00025.4824.6826.2924.1623.3824.96
Workplace Perceived as Unsafe145,635,0006,496,0004.464.084.884.243.874.64
Worry about Losing Job145,498,00016,013,00011.0110.3611.6810.139.5210.79

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.

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NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

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 NHIS data from respondents to the 2015 Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS) that were employed in the week prior to interview. See the supplemental questions included in the Worker Health Charts (

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