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Asthma attack in the past 12 months: Estimated prevalence among current cigarette smokers by industry and sex, U.S. working adults aged ≥18 years, NHIS 2004–2011

IndustryTotalMaleFemale
Estimated PopulationPrevalence (%)95% Confidence IntervalEstimated PopulationPrevalence (%)95% Confidence IntervalEstimated PopulationPrevalence (%)95% Confidence Interval
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting
Crop production 159,854 3.1* 0.3–5.9 137,084 22,770
Animal production 118,700 87,781 30,920
Forestry and logging 58,183 54,704 3,479
Fishing, hunting, and trapping 17,613 17,196 nc nc
Support activities for agriculture and forestry 33,358 21,437 11,920
Mining
Oil and gas extraction 21,922 19,692 2,230
Mining (except oil and gas) 49,943 49,101 nc nc
Support activities for mining 115,149 100,739 14,410
Utilities 260,977 2.4* 0.3–4.6 210,755 50,222
Construction 3,270,091 1.8 1.2–2.4 3,023,124 1.8 1.1–2.4 246,967 2.4* 0.7–4.1
Manufacturing
Food manufacturing 372,080 4.8* 1.7–7.9 244,213 127,868 11.7* 3.4–20.0
Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing 59,560 49,207 10,354 nc nc
Textile mills 44,786 2.9* 0.6–5.2 29,536 15,250
Textile product mills 29,985 11,891 18,094
Apparel manufacturing 62,490 23,454 39,036
Leather and allied product manufacturing 5,140 5,140 nc nc
Wood product manufacturing 149,248 1.7* 0.2–3.2 118,368 30,880
Paper manufacturing 96,765 72,980 23,786
Printing and related support activities 171,452 2.4* 0.2–4.7 132,177 39,275
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 15,365 12,757 2,608
Chemical manufacturing 217,166 153,371 63,795
Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 177,241 2.0* 0.5–3.6 127,631 2.2* 0.3–4.2 49,610
Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 129,769 104,015 25,753
Primary metal manufacturing 168,633 3.1* 0.8–5.4 140,951 4.3* 0.7–7.8 27,682
Fabricated metal product manufacturing 355,688 300,244 55,444
Machinery manufacturing 295,582 230,356 65,226
Computer and electronic product manufacturing 199,984 134,427 65,557
Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing 116,888 81,525 35,364
Transportation equipment manufacturing 502,931 393,034 109,897
Furniture and related product manufacturing 145,576 110,936 34,640
Miscellaneous manufacturing 249,784 148,479 101,305
Wholesale Trade
Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 469,108 1.2* 0.2–2.2 354,674 114,434
Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 417,382 2.8* 0.9–4.7 296,330 121,052 5.2* 0.7–9.6
Non-specified wholesale trade 4,124 3,531 nc nc
Retail Trade
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 503,939 2.1* 0.4–3.8 420,100 1.9* 0.0–3.8 83,839
Furniture and home furnishings stores 104,011 5.1 2.6–7.5 66,544 37,467 4.9 2.1–7.6
Electronics and appliance stores 119,678 4.8* 1.7–7.8 81,057 38,622 5.2* 1.0–9.3
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers 330,262 5.2* 0.7–9.8 241,484 88,778
Food and beverage stores 758,130 321,599 436,531
Health and personal care stores 170,011 11.0* 1.1–21.0 44,227 125,784
Gasoline stations 167,686 3.2* 0.5–6.0 76,120 91,567 9.1* 0.2–18.0
Clothing and clothing accessories stores 188,681 3.9 2.3–5.4 79,831 2.6* 0.4–4.9 108,850 4.8 2.6–6.9
Sporting goods, camera, hobby, book and music stores 131,520 5.4* 1.1–9.8 71,139 60,381 7.2* 1.5–12.9
General merchandise stores 611,478 3.0* 0.6–5.3 232,126 379,352 5.4* 1.1–9.8
Miscellaneous store retailers 231,271 77,172 154,100
Nonstore retailers and non-specified retail trade 141,301 2.0* 0.2–3.9 79,061 62,240
Transportation and Warehousing
Transportation (including support activities for transportation) 1,061,386 2.6 1.6–3.6 852,370 2.2 1.1–3.2 209,017 4.2* 1.6–6.9
Postal service, couriers, and messengers 293,730 2.8* 0.5–5.0 195,890 97,840 3.3* 0.1–6.4
Warehousing and storage 125,424 89,841 35,583
Information
Publishing (except internet) 135,708 79,361 56,346
Motion picture and sound recording 58,073 45,611 12,462
Broadcasting and telecommunications 397,312 4.4 1.9–6.8 253,896 143,417 8.4* 2.8–14.0
Information services and data processing 29,831 13,542 16,290
Finance and Insurance
Monetary authorities — central bank 218,723 73,315 145,408 3.5* 0.5–6.5
Credit intermediation and related activities 221,956 5.3* 1.4–9.3 96,894 125,061 7.8* 1.2–14.4
Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities 110,247 3.7* 0.3–7.1 66,211 44,037
Insurance carriers and related activities 381,529 2.6* 0.6–4.6 132,659 248,870 3.0* 0.5–5.4
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Real estate 536,822 2.4 1.0–3.7 297,721 239,101 4.4* 1.7–7.0
Rental and leasing services 104,716 62,146 42,570
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works) 44,729 36,466 8,264
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,258,023 3.1 2.0–4.3 684,602 2.4 1.0–3.8 573,422 4.0 2.0–5.9
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,313 10,244 4,070
Administrative & Support and Waste Management & Remediation Services 1,509,537 3.1 2.2–4.1 975,940 1.4 0.6–2.2 533,598 6.3 4.0–8.6
Education Services 1,288,134 3.1 2.0–4.1 464,332 1.8* 0.5–3.1 823,802 3.8 2.4–5.2
Health Care and Social Assistance
Ambulatory health care services 937,899 4.2 2.7–5.6 172,884 765,016 4.8 3.0–6.5
Hospitals 802,165 2.9 1.7–4.1 177,477 624,687 3.5 2.1–5.0
Nursing and residential care facilities 677,942 4.9 2.9–6.9 85,074 592,868 5.6 3.3–7.8
Social assistance 504,771 5.3 3.3–7.4 69,495 4.7* 0.3–9.1 435,276 5.4 3.2–7.7
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries 136,564 8.0* 2.7–13.2 80,589 5.4* 0.3–10.4 55,974 11.8* 1.4–22.1
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions 45,046 31,116 13,930
Amusement, gambling, and recreation 379,465 2.1* 0.5–3.7 228,354 151,111
Accommodation and Food Services
Accommodation 359,472 3.5 1.8–5.3 150,798 208,674 4.6* 1.0–8.1
Food services and drinking places 2,339,951 4.0 2.8–5.2 1,139,622 2.2 1.1–3.3 1,200,328 5.8 3.8–7.8
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Repair and maintenance 575,102 1.8* 0.3–3.3 516,632 1.7* 0.1–3.3 58,470
Personal services (barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons, laundry, funeral homes and cemeteries) 436,812 5.1 2.5–7.8 134,472 302,340 6.2 2.7–9.7
Religious, grantmaking, civic, labor, professional, and similar organizations 195,867 6.0* 2.3–9.7 84,373 111,494 7.5* 2.0–12.9
Private households 120,020 5.6* 1.1–10.0 13,270 106,750 5.7* 0.9–10.6
Public Administration 1,068,173 3.0 1.9–4.0 566,277 1.2* 0.3–2.1 501,896 5.0 3.0–7.0
Armed Forces 18,234 14,322 3,912
Refused, Not Ascertained, Don’t Know 520,748 346,995 176,756
TOTAL 28,931,909 3.1 2.8–3.3 17,034,086 1.9 1.6–2.1 11,897,823 4.8 4.3–5.2

nc - not calculated

* Estimates with a relative standard error of >30% and ≤50% are statistically unstable due to small sample size and should be used with caution as they do not meet the standards of reliability.

† Estimates with a relative standard error of >50% are suppressed.

– No estimates due to no cases or no respondents.

Note:

Numbers presented are average annual estimates for the period 2004–2011. Prevalence estimates are weighted and are not age-adjusted. Estimated totals may not add up due to rounding/suppression.

Asthma attack is defined as those who have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma and during the past 12 months had an episode of asthma or an asthma attack. Current smokers are those who reported smoking ≥100 cigarettes during their lifetime and employed in the week prior to the survey. Working adults are those who were employed in the week prior to the survey. Estimated populations represent current U.S. workers aged ≥18 years.

See Appendix for more details.

Source:

National Center for Health Statistics National Health Interview Surveys 2004 to 2011.

Citation:

NIOSH 2015. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2015-875 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <https://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/875> May 27, 2018.

Reference Number: 2015-875

Date Posted: October 2015

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