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Lifetime asthma: 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 9.6* 3.3–15.9 137,084 10.2* 3.1–17.3 22,770
Animal production 118,700 7.0* 1.4–12.6 87,781 7.3* 0.4–14.2 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 11.2* 4.1–18.3 100,739 12.8* 4.8–20.8 14,410
Utilities 260,977 5.1 2.2–8.0 210,755 3.5* 0.8–6.2 50,222 11.8* 2.1–21.5
Construction 3,270,091 7.5 6.4–8.6 3,023,124 7.5 6.3–8.7 246,967 7.7 4.2–11.2
Manufacturing
Food manufacturing 372,080 13.4 8.1–18.8 244,213 10.2* 3.9–16.4 127,868 19.6 9.9–29.3
Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing 59,560 49,207 10,354
Textile mills 44,786 29,536 8.3* 2.2–14.4 15,250 14.3* 5.8–22.9
Textile product mills 29,985 11,891 10.1* 3.2–16.9 18,094 13.0* 2.0–24.0
Apparel manufacturing 62,490 6.4* 0.5–12.3 23,454 7.8* 1.9–13.7 39,036
Leather and allied product manufacturing 5,140 5,140 6.3* 1.0–11.5 nc nc
Wood product manufacturing 149,248 9.8 4.2–15.4 118,368 8.5* 2.2–14.9 30,880 18.1* 5.4–30.7
Paper manufacturing 96,765 3.6* 0.2–6.9 72,980 6.8* 2.3–11.4 23,786
Printing and related support activities 171,452 5.4* 1.3–9.5 132,177 6.0* 1.7–10.3 39,275 13.1* 5.1–21.0
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 15,365 12,757 2,608
Chemical manufacturing 217,166 10.1 5.1–15.1 153,371 63,795
Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 177,241 10.9 5.0–16.8 127,631 7.4 4.3–10.6 49,610 8.7* 3.5–14.0
Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 129,769 7.3* 2.4–12.3 104,015 5.7* 0.7–10.6 25,753
Primary metal manufacturing 168,633 7.0* 1.9–12.2 140,951 12.1* 4.7–19.4 27,682 8.7* 3.0–14.4
Fabricated metal product manufacturing 355,688 10.0 4.5–15.6 300,244 55,444
Machinery manufacturing 295,582 6.5 2.7–10.2 230,356 65,226
Computer and electronic product manufacturing 199,984 8.3 4.3–12.4 134,427 65,557
Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing 116,888 6.8* 0.8–12.9 81,525 35,364
Transportation equipment manufacturing 502,931 7.7 5.0–10.4 393,034 7.8* 1.6–14.1 109,897 17.3* 2.7–31.9
Furniture and related product manufacturing 145,576 7.1* 2.3–11.9 110,936 34,640
Miscellaneous manufacturing 249,784 10.7 5.7–15.7 148,479 6.2* 1.0–11.4 101,305
Wholesale Trade
Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 469,108 8.8 5.8–11.9 354,674 7.3 4.1–10.4 114,434 13.8 6.1–21.4
Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 417,382 10.2 6.5–13.9 296,330 9.0 4.4–13.6 121,052 13.2 6.5–19.8
Non-specified wholesale trade 4,124 3,531 nc nc
Retail Trade
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 503,939 9.9 6.1–13.7 420,100 8.9 5.1–12.7 83,839 14.6* 2.3–26.9
Furniture and home furnishings stores 104,011 8.2* 2.0–14.5 66,544 11.4 4.8–18.0 37,467 12.4 8.2–16.5
Electronics and appliance stores 119,678 14.9* 4.4–25.5 81,057 9.2* 2.9–15.6 38,622 12.6* 5.1–20.1
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers 330,262 10.9 6.3–15.4 241,484 7.6* 0.2–15.0 88,778 19.5 8.1–30.9
Food and beverage stores 758,130 13.7 9.3–18.2 321,599 436,531 19.4* 4.2–34.6
Health and personal care stores 170,011 10.6 4.9–16.3 44,227 15.3* 1.3–29.4 125,784
Gasoline stations 167,686 16.6 9.4–23.8 76,120 9.2 4.2–14.1 91,567 15.5* 5.6–25.5
Clothing and clothing accessories stores 188,681 11.2 5.4–17.0 79,831 13.2 7.2–19.2 108,850 14.1 7.7–20.4
Sporting goods, camera, hobby, book and music stores 131,520 14.5 7.5–21.5 71,139 60,381 13.1* 5.2–21.0
General merchandise stores 611,478 12.0 8.6–15.4 232,126 15.5* 4.2–26.8 379,352 17.5 8.4–26.6
Miscellaneous store retailers 231,271 11.5 6.1–16.9 77,172 9.2* 2.6–15.8 154,100 12.6* 4.4–20.8
Nonstore retailers and non-specified retail trade 141,301 12.9 6.3–19.4 79,061 13.1* 2.9–23.3 62,240 16.2* 6.4–25.9
Transportation and Warehousing
Transportation (including support activities for transportation) 1,061,386 9.8 7.5–12.1 852,370 9.0 6.5–11.6 209,017 13.0 7.5–18.6
Postal service, couriers, and messengers 293,730 12.3 7.2–17.4 195,890 9.3 4.5–14.2 97,840 18.2* 6.6–29.8
Warehousing and storage 125,424 7.4* 1.6–13.2 89,841 35,583
Information
Publishing (except internet) 135,708 10.6 5.0–16.2 79,361 12.5* 4.6–20.3 56,346 8.0* 0.4–15.5
Motion picture and sound recording 58,073 14.4* 5.0–23.7 45,611 13.0* 2.1–23.9 12,462 19.4* 1.0–37.7
Broadcasting and telecommunications 397,312 17.4 10.5–24.4 253,896 16.0* 6.1–25.9 143,417 19.9 12.4–27.4
Information services and data processing 29,831 13,542 16,290
Finance and Insurance
Monetary authorities — central bank 218,723 11.2 5.8–16.7 73,315 145,408 11.4 6.4–16.4
Credit intermediation and related activities 221,956 14.9 9.3–20.5 96,894 11.8* 3.9–19.6 125,061 17.3 9.2–25.3
Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities 110,247 13.4 6.4–20.4 66,211 14.1* 4.8–23.3 44,037 12.3* 1.4–23.2
Insurance carriers and related activities 381,529 9.1 5.8–12.4 132,659 7.3* 2.3–12.3 248,870 10.1 5.7–14.4
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Real estate 536,822 12.8 9.5–16.1 297,721 11.6 7.4–15.7 239,101 14.4 9.0–19.8
Rental and leasing services 104,716 12.5* 3.8–21.2 62,146 9.2* 0.7–17.7 42,570
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works) 44,729 24.3* 4.0–44.6 36,466 29.8* 6.1–53.6 8,264
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,258,023 10.7 8.7–12.7 684,602 8.9 6.5–11.3 573,422 12.9 9.7–16.0
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,313 10,244 4,070
Administrative & Support and Waste Management & Remediation Services 1,509,537 11.2 9.2–13.2 975,940 9.1 6.7–11.4 533,598 15.2 11.4–19.0
Education Services 1,288,134 11.0 9.0–12.9 464,332 10.8 7.6–14.1 823,802 11.0 8.6–13.4
Health Care and Social Assistance
Ambulatory health care services 937,899 12.4 9.7–15.0 172,884 8.8* 3.0–14.6 765,016 13.2 10.2–16.2
Hospitals 802,165 11.6 8.7–14.5 177,477 11.6 5.9–17.2 624,687 11.6 8.2–15.0
Nursing and residential care facilities 677,942 17.0 13.5–20.5 85,074 17.0 8.3–25.7 592,868 17.0 13.1–20.9
Social assistance 504,771 18.0 13.7–22.4 69,495 10.7* 3.8–17.7 435,276 19.2 14.3–24.1
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries 136,564 16.9 9.4–24.4 80,589 17.0 7.1–26.8 55,974 16.8* 5.1–28.4
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions 45,046 13.0* 2.3–23.7 31,116 15.8* 1.4–30.2 13,930
Amusement, gambling, and recreation 379,465 12.8 8.9–16.6 228,354 9.9 5.3–14.6 151,111 17.1 10.1–24.1
Accommodation and Food Services
Accommodation 359,472 12.1 8.5–15.7 150,798 12.3 6.0–18.7 208,674 12.0 7.1–16.8
Food services and drinking places 2,339,951 13.6 11.5–15.6 1,139,622 12.7 9.8–15.5 1,200,328 14.5 11.9–17.0
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Repair and maintenance 575,102 8.4 4.9–12.0 516,632 8.2 4.3–12.0 58,470 11.0* 2.3–19.6
Personal services (barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons, laundry, funeral homes and cemeteries) 436,812 13.9 10.1–17.8 134,472 10.1 4.3–15.8 302,340 15.7 10.7–20.7
Religious, grantmaking, civic, labor, professional, and similar organizations 195,867 16.9 10.5–23.4 84,373 14.5* 4.6–24.5 111,494 18.8 10.3–27.2
Private households 120,020 13,270 106,750 17.7 9.2–26.1
Public Administration 1,068,173 10.0 8.1–12.0 566,277 7.8 5.2–10.3 501,896 12.6 9.5–15.7
Armed Forces 18,234 14,322 3,912
Refused, Not Ascertained, Don’t Know 523,751 6.7 3.9–9.5 346,995 7.4 3.6–11.3 176,756 5.2* 2.0–8.4
TOTAL 28,931,909 11.0 10.5–11.5 17,034,086 9.2 8.6–9.8 11,897,823 13.5 12.7–14.3

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* 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.

Life time asthma is defined as those who have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. 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). 2015-883 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/883> August 18, 2018.

Reference Number: 2015-883

Date Posted: October 2015

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