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Worker Health Charts

Illnesses and Conditions

Illnesses and Conditions

This topic includes charts that visualize data related to illnesses and conditions affecting workers.

Available Charts

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All Nonfatal Injuries & Illnesses
Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)

All Nonfatal Injuries & Illnesses charts are based on the BLS Survey of Occupational Illnesses and Injuries (SOII) that collects work-related injury and illness data annually from approximately 200,000 private industry and public sector establishments. SOII excludes all work-related fatalities as well as nonfatal work injuries and illnesses to the self-employed; to workers on farms with 10 or fewer employees; to private household workers; to volunteers; and to federal government workers.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(NHIS-OHS)
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome charts are based on data from the 2015 NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). 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 following carpal tunnel syndrome outcomes: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (current), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (ever), Current Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Attributed to Work.

Chronic Conditions (BRFSS)
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2013-2015

These charts show the prevalence among workers of ever being diagnosed with the following chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression. See the data dictionary for definitions of Chronic Conditions.

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.

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.

Low Back Pain(NHIS-OHS)
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

Low Back Pain charts are based on data from the 2015 NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). 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 following low back pain outcomes: Frequent, Severe Low Back Pain and Low Back Pain Attributed to Work.

Musculoskeletal Health (BRFSS)
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2013-2015

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

Please note that BRFSS population estimates are not national estimates, as data are limited to those states that collected industry and occupation information.

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

These charts show the prevalence of workers with certain musculoskeletal health problems.

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).

Severe Nonfatal Injuries & Illnesses
Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)

Severe Nonfatal Injuries & Illnesses charts are based on the Days Away From Work subset of the BLS Survey of Occupational Illnesses and Injuries (SOII) where the severity of the injuries and illnesses required days away from work to recuperate. See All Nonfatal Injuries & Illnesses for charts based on all injuries and illnesses.

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