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Worker Health Charts

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

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 2004-2013. See the Core questions included in the Worker Health Charts (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/nhis/data2004-2013.html).

Available Charts

The following data sets are available from NHIS to chart. Select the "Create Charts" button to access the charting tool.

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

Chronic Conditions charts are based on data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 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 the following chronic health conditions: Any Cancer, Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Hearing Difficulty, Migraine, Ulcers.

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

These charts show the prevalence among workers of ever being diagnosed with arthritis. See the data dictionary (URL) for the definition of arthritis.

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).

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

Health Behaviors charts are based on data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 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).

Health Status and Physical Activity Limitations (NHIS)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2004 - 2013

Health Status and Physical Activity Limitations charts are based on data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 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 health status (2+ Bed Days or 6+ work days lost due to injury or illness in the past year, Fair or Poor Self-Rated Health, Health Declined in Past Year) and physical activity limitations (Any Functional Limitation from Any Condition).

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

Healthcare Utilization/Access charts are based on data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 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).

Working Conditions and Employment Benefits (NHIS)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2004 - 2013

Working Conditions and Employment Benefits charts are based on data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 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 working conditions (>1 job, Employed in Current Job for < 6 Years, White Collar Occupations, Working < 48 Hours per Week) and employment benefits (Earning < $36,000 / year, Having Paid Sick Leave, Offered Health Insurance by Employer, Paid by the Hour).

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