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Current asthma: Estimated prevalence among non-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 588,216 3.8 1.9–5.6 434,706 4.2 1.9–6.5 153,510 2.6* 0.2–5.0
Animal production 448,477 2.9 1.3–4.5 319,883 2.4* 0.5–4.3 128,594 4.2* 0.4–8.0
Forestry and logging 92,048 12.5* 4.1–20.9 74,922 12.8* 3.3–22.2 17,126
Fishing, hunting, and trapping 19,383 15,993 3,390
Support activities for agriculture and forestry 102,646 64,798 37,848
Mining
Oil and gas extraction 42,128 35,708 6,420
Mining (except oil and gas) 92,256 83,481 8,774
Support activities for mining 172,989 148,112 24,877
Utilities 667,525 5.7 3.5–7.9 496,538 4.3 2.0–6.6 170,987 9.9 4.5–15.2
Construction 4,831,568 4.7 3.8–5.6 4,350,998 4.5 3.6–5.5 480,571 5.8 3.3–8.4
Manufacturing
Food manufacturing 949,166 2.9 1.7–4.2 522,092 2.6 1.1–4.2 427,073 3.3 1.5–5.2
Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing 134,844 6.6 3.6–9.7 95,643 39,202
Textile mills 86,555 52,863 3.2* 1.0–5.4 33,692
Textile product mills 109,421 5.7* 1.0–10.5 49,684 6.0* 0.2–11.8 59,737 7.4* 0.5–14.4
Apparel manufacturing 182,323 4.5* 1.2–7.7 61,840 3.0* 0.3–5.8 120,482 5.7* 1.2–10.2
Leather and allied product manufacturing 19,657 8,366 2.8* 0.2–5.4 11,291
Wood product manufacturing 248,674 4.7* 1.8–7.6 191,625 1.8* 0.4–3.2 57,049
Paper manufacturing 230,162 4.2* 0.8–7.7 189,602 4.3 2.2–6.5 40,560
Printing and related support activities 336,999 6.3 3.6–9.0 208,546 5.5 2.7–8.3 128,453 9.6 4.4–14.8
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 87,828 67,800 5.8* 0.8–10.8 20,028
Chemical manufacturing 621,218 5.5 3.4–7.5 402,212 8.3 4.4–12.3 219,006 9.7 5.3–14.1
Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 311,824 8.1* 3.1–13.1 203,521 6.1 4.1–8.0 108,303 12.0* 2.7–21.3
Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 199,500 4.5* 1.5–7.4 153,915 4.6* 1.0–8.2 45,585 9.3* 0.5–18.1
Primary metal manufacturing 297,129 5.8* 1.1–10.5 243,994 4.4 1.9–6.9 53,135
Fabricated metal product manufacturing 576,168 2.2* 0.8–3.5 454,295 121,873
Machinery manufacturing 610,161 4.8 2.9–6.8 468,462 141,699 6.4* 1.4–11.3
Computer and electronic product manufacturing 722,420 4.7 2.7–6.7 484,160 238,261 3.0* 0.8–5.2
Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing 207,745 10.7* 2.2–19.2 128,733 79,012
Transportation equipment manufacturing 1,064,331 6.5 4.9–8.1 789,314 4.6* 1.2–8.0 275,017 7.8 4.5–11.1
Furniture and related product manufacturing 303,906 3.6* 1.0–6.3 221,274 4.0* 0.2–7.7 82,632
Miscellaneous manufacturing 647,017 6.7 4.4–8.9 369,571 4.2* 1.4–7.1 277,445 9.7 5.5–13.9
Wholesale Trade
Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 1,113,718 6.4 4.5–8.3 808,134 6.1 3.8–8.4 305,584 7.3 3.8–10.7
Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 1,005,386 4.6 3.0–6.1 660,901 3.4 1.5–5.2 344,485 6.8 3.7–10.0
Non-specified wholesale trade 24,487 16,478 8,009
Retail Trade
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 845,622 4.7 2.8–6.5 683,982 3.6 1.7–5.6 161,639 9.0* 3.5–14.5
Furniture and home furnishings stores 313,565 8.7 4.9–12.6 176,485 5.4 2.9–7.8 137,080 12.1 6.2–18.0
Electronics and appliance stores 378,787 6.2 3.4–9.0 276,702 12.8 6.0–19.6 102,085 10.4* 3.7–17.0
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers 638,851 4.8 2.9–6.7 426,404 5.2* 1.3–9.2 212,447 6.9 3.4–10.3
Food and beverage stores 1,556,057 5.0 3.6–6.4 765,589 6.1* 1.0–11.3 790,468 6.5 4.3–8.8
Health and personal care stores 734,868 6.6 3.7–9.4 248,768 4.7* 1.7–7.7 486,100 7.6 3.7–11.5
Gasoline stations 217,578 6.7* 1.7–11.7 114,964 3.7* 1.5–6.0 102,614 8.2* 2.5–13.8
Clothing and clothing accessories stores 713,739 6.6 4.4–8.8 199,532 3.4 1.8–5.0 514,207 8.4 5.4–11.4
Sporting goods, camera, hobby, book and music stores 419,556 6.0 3.4–8.5 194,535 4.6* 1.1–8.1 225,021 5.0* 1.7–8.4
General merchandise stores 1,610,382 6.1 4.7–7.4 574,037 1,036,346 6.4 4.6–8.2
Miscellaneous store retailers 600,395 9.9 6.5–13.3 208,496 2.0* 0.1–4.0 391,900 8.3 4.6–12.0
Nonstore retailers and non–specified retail trade 472,930 7.6 4.8–10.3 226,036 7.0 3.2–10.9 246,895 9.7 5.7–13.6
Transportation and Warehousing
Transportation (including support activities for transportation) 1,938,990 5.5 4.1–6.8 1,437,738 3.8 2.5–5.1 501,252 10.3 6.9–13.6
Postal service, couriers, and messengers 856,154 6.2 4.0–8.4 563,995 5.1 2.8–7.4 292,159 8.3 4.4–12.3
Warehousing and storage 209,033 5.4* 1.1–9.7 140,042 68,991
Information
Publishing (except internet) 470,187 6.8 3.9–9.6 240,727 4.3* 1.5–7.0 229,460 9.4 4.4–14.3
Motion picture and sound recording 272,038 8.4 4.0–12.8 190,708 6.0* 1.5–10.4 81,330 14.1* 4.0–24.2
Broadcasting and telecommunications 1,159,693 7.8 5.8–9.8 744,600 6.9 4.5–9.3 415,094 9.4 5.9–13.0
Information services and data processing 199,596 6.7* 2.5–11.0 40,223 159,373 8.4* 3.3–13.6
Finance and Insurance
Monetary authorities –– central bank 1,243,867 5.3 3.9–6.7 429,042 6.0 3.4–8.6 814,825 5.0 3.3–6.6
Credit intermediation and related activities 724,000 7.9 5.8–10.1 292,887 4.7 2.2–7.2 431,113 10.2 7.0–13.4
Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities 733,341 6.3 4.1–8.5 426,549 5.2 2.7–7.7 306,792 7.7 4.1–11.4
Insurance carriers and related activities 1,463,566 7.3 5.7–8.9 591,700 5.1 2.9–7.2 871,866 8.8 6.5–11.1
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Real estate 1,262,676 5.9 4.4–7.3 620,058 4.6 2.7–6.5 642,618 7.1 4.9–9.4
Rental and leasing services 171,115 7.1* 1.4–12.9 112,125 58,990 8.5* 1.2–15.7
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works) 80,978 63,577 17,401 0.0–0.0
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 5,679,313 6.0 5.2–6.7 3,262,391 4.5 3.7–5.4 2,416,922 7.9 6.6–9.2
Management of Companies and Enterprises 59,440 30,385 29,055
Administrative & Support and Waste Management & Remediation Services 3,173,669 5.9 4.9–7.0 1,828,036 4.2 2.9–5.5 1,345,634 8.3 6.5–10.2
Education Services 9,477,577 8.0 7.3–8.7 2,812,830 6.1 4.9–7.3 6,664,746 8.8 8.0–9.7
Health Care and Social Assistance
Ambulatory health care services 4,337,046 6.9 6.0–7.8 1,065,458 5.4 3.7–7.1 3,271,588 7.4 6.4–8.4
Hospitals 3,689,178 7.6 6.6–8.6 815,468 5.8 3.7–8.0 2,873,710 8.1 6.9–9.3
Nursing and residential care facilities 1,384,389 8.6 6.6–10.7 241,311 5.7* 1.1–10.3 1,143,078 9.2 7.0–11.5
Social assistance 2,063,094 8.5 6.9–10.0 268,985 5.7* 2.2–9.3 1,794,109 8.9 7.2–10.6
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries 448,823 8.7 4.7–12.8 269,799 6.5* 1.0–12.1 179,024 12.0 6.4–17.6
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions 233,389 4.6* 1.6–7.5 111,747 121,642 7.3* 2.0–12.6
Amusement, gambling, and recreation 966,678 6.5 4.3–8.7 508,839 5.5 2.8–8.2 457,838 7.5 3.9–11.1
Accommodation and Food Services
Accommodation 773,085 5.9 3.8–8.1 292,544 5.4* 2.0–8.7 480,541 6.3 3.6–9.0
Food services and drinking places 3,878,778 6.4 5.4–7.5 1,752,391 3.7 2.4–5.1 2,126,387 8.7 7.0–10.4
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Repair and maintenance 1,040,053 4.4 2.9–5.9 872,501 4.4 2.8–6.1 167,552 4.1* 1.0–7.1
Personal services (barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons, laundry, funeral homes and cemeteries) 1,162,675 5.9 4.1–7.6 319,096 3.3* 0.9–5.8 843,579 6.9 4.7–9.1
Religious, grantmaking, civic, labor, professional, and similar organizations 1,334,649 7.1 5.3–8.9 652,916 6.2 3.6–8.8 681,734 8.0 5.6–10.4
Private households 604,865 6.3 4.1–8.5 28,999 575,866 6.5 4.3–8.8
Public Administration 4,371,771 6.5 5.6–7.5 2,320,550 5.2 3.9–6.4 2,051,221 8.0 6.6–9.5
Armed Forces 81,228 50,925 30,303
Refused, Not Ascertained, Don’t Know 2,744,796 2.7 2.0–3.5 1,477,667 2.0 1.0–3.0 1,267,125 3.6 2.5–4.8
TOTAL 83,939,935 6.3 6.1–6.5 41,850,503 4.7 4.4–5.0 42,089,432 7.8 7.5–8.1

* 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.

Current asthma is defined as those who have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma and currently still have asthma at the time of the survey. Non-smokers are those who had never smoked or those who smoked <100 cigarettes during their entire life. 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). 2015-869 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/869> May 21, 2018.

Reference Number: 2015-869

Date Posted: October 2015

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