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Lifetime asthma: Estimated prevalence among former 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 166,344 7.7* 3.0–12.5 148,190 7.9* 2.9–12.8 18,154
Animal production 120,179 8.2* 2.8–13.7 97,179 23,000 22.2* 2.6–41.7
Forestry and logging 26,466 20,779 5,687
Fishing, hunting, and trapping 14,378 14,102 nc nc
Support activities for agriculture and forestry 25,534 20,384 5,150
Mining
Oil and gas extraction 18,178 15,868 2,311
Mining (except oil and gas) 42,112 8.8* 1.0–16.6 39,855 9.3* 1.0–17.5 2,257
Support activities for mining 63,884 10.3* 0.8–19.7 53,179 7.5* 0.3–14.6 10,705
Utilities 337,609 7.7 4.0–11.4 274,515 7.3 3.0–11.5 63,094 9.5* 2.7–16.4
Construction 2,090,051 8.4 6.9–9.9 1,927,290 8.0 6.5–9.5 162,760 13.3 5.6–20.9
Manufacturing
Food manufacturing 308,342 10.0 5.7–14.4 224,136 10.9 5.4–16.4 84,206 7.7* 2.6–12.7
Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing 57,119 10.6* 1.3–20.0 48,719 8,400
Textile mills 21,916 14,739 9.7 4.2–15.3 7,177 14.2 5.5–22.9
Textile product mills 42,658 22,661 5.9* 0.7–11.2 19,997 23.6* 5.2–42.0
Apparel manufacturing 54,890 26,140 11.2* 3.3–19.1 28,751
Leather and allied product manufacturing 7,268 4,084 7.8* 1.5–14.1 3,184
Wood product manufacturing 88,714 8.4* 1.5–15.3 80,908 8.5 4.2–12.9 7,806
Paper manufacturing 89,871 69,438 7.6 3.7–11.4 20,433
Printing and related support activities 150,578 7.9* 2.9–12.8 109,374 13.4 6.8–20.0 41,204 11.7* 3.2–20.1
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 42,352 37,026 5,326 19.3* 2.4–36.3
Chemical manufacturing 234,627 11.3 6.6–16.1 149,725 84,902 44.5* 11.2–77.7
Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 117,582 9.5* 3.9–15.2 93,646 9.2 5.2–13.2 23,936 15.1 6.5–23.7
Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 97,388 10.1* 2.9–17.2 87,718 8.6* 1.6–15.6 9,670
Primary metal manufacturing 116,043 8.2* 2.3–14.0 98,027 7.7* 2.5–12.8 18,016 16.7* 4.4–28.9
Fabricated metal product manufacturing 254,053 7.6 3.8–11.4 221,805 32,248
Machinery manufacturing 273,883 7.3 3.9–10.7 230,756 43,126
Computer and electronic product manufacturing 260,850 12.9 7.6–18.3 187,237 73,613
Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing 108,913 8.7* 2.4–15.1 79,889 29,024
Transportation equipment manufacturing 422,535 10.3 6.5–14.0 345,922 8.5* 1.0–15.9 76,612
Furniture and related product manufacturing 114,440 9.8* 3.0–16.7 86,686 27,754
Miscellaneous manufacturing 223,755 10.6 5.1–16.0 150,509 6.7* 1.3–12.1 73,246
Wholesale Trade
Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 459,141 11.6 8.2–15.0 355,519 8.9 5.7–12.0 103,622 21.1 11.3–30.9
Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 395,351 7.4 4.3–10.4 321,144 6.1 3.2–9.0 74,207 12.9* 2.9–22.9
Non-specified wholesale trade 5,569 3,614 1,955
Retail Trade
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 374,748 5.8 3.0–8.6 323,039 5.5 2.6–8.4 51,709
Furniture and home furnishings stores 108,087 11.9* 2.4–21.3 70,507 10.9* 4.2–17.5 37,580 16.7 11.5–21.9
Electronics and appliance stores 86,833 17.4 8.6–26.3 68,988 10.5* 3.1–17.9 17,845 12.6* 4.5–20.7
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers 259,720 9.5 5.4–13.5 171,734 10.4* 1.5–19.4 87,986 16.7 7.2–26.2
Food and beverage stores 377,331 14.5 8.6–20.4 204,337 172,994
Health and personal care stores 174,950 15.8 7.9–23.6 68,036 16.2* 6.0–26.5 106,914 22.1* 7.2–26.2
Gasoline stations 60,978 22.1* 8.5–35.6 27,007 6.6* 2.5–10.7 33,971 15.1* 5.7–24.6
Clothing and clothing accessories stores 153,570 12.9 6.0–19.7 52,782 16.0* 6.3–25.6 100,788 12.8 7.1–18.4
Sporting goods, camera, hobby, book and music stores 118,866 12.1 5.6–18.6 56,433 15.4* 2.9–27.8 62,432 16.0* 6.3–25.7
General merchandise stores 406,952 14.3 10.3–18.3 167,005 239,948 38.1 17.2–59.0
Miscellaneous store retailers 198,050 11.7 5.6–17.8 86,955 111,095 14.2* 5.5–22.8
Nonstore retailers and non-specified retail trade 159,987 12.9 6.3–19.4 98,185 13.0* 3.0–22.9 61,802 11.3* 2.7–19.8
Transportation and Warehousing
Transportation (including support activities for transportation) 893,230 9.1 6.7–11.4 735,769 7.9 5.4–10.4 157,461 14.5 8.4–20.6
Postal service, couriers, and messengers 296,796 13.1 8.2–18.0 210,391 8.3 4.1–12.5 86,405 24.7 12.7–36.8
Warehousing and storage 57,152 10.8* 0.5–21.1 48,698 8,455
Information
Publishing (except internet) 156,457 13.5 7.5–19.5 82,936 11.6* 4.4–18.7 73,521 15.8* 6.0–25.5
Motion picture and sound recording 65,500 21.7* 6.5–36.9 43,009 23.6* 2.1–45.0 22,491 18.1* 1.9–34.4
Broadcasting and telecommunications 329,080 10.8 6.7–15.0 203,678 8.3 4.3–12.3 125,402 14.9 6.4–23.5
Information services and data processing 63,617 8.6* 0.7–16.6 29,885 33,732
Finance and Insurance
Monetary authorities — central bank 316,629 12.4 8.2–16.6 107,709 10.4* 3.5–17.2 208,920 13.4 8.1–18.8
Credit intermediation and related activities 254,660 18.0 11.6–24.5 101,051 10.1* 2.2–18.0 153,609 23.3 13.9–32.6
Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities 235,961 8.1 3.5–12.8 143,820 7.9* 1.3–14.5 92,140 8.5* 2.8–14.2
Insurance carriers and related activities 516,900 13.6 10.3–16.9 232,892 9.9 5.1–14.7 284,008 16.6 12.0–21.3
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Real estate 575,279 8.6 6.1–11.1 321,617 6.8 4.0–9.7 253,661 10.9 6.8–14.9
Rental and leasing services 58,339 17.4* 4.9–29.8 43,367 14,972 47.9* 16.6–79.2
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works) 29,473 23,604 5,869
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,966,107 13.2 10.8–15.6 1,190,116 12.4 9.4–15.4 775,991 14.4 10.9–17.9
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27,312 14,052 13,260
Administrative & Support and Waste Management & Remediation Services 1,067,022 11.3 8.9–13.7 708,626 9.3 6.5–12.2 358,396 15.2 11.0–19.4
Education Services 2,326,780 12.7 11.0–14.4 814,909 9.8 7.4–12.3 1,511,872 14.2 11.9–16.5
Health Care and Social Assistance
Ambulatory health care services 1,208,753 15.1 12.4–17.8 332,684 9.8 5.3–14.2 876,070 17.1 13.8–20.4
Hospitals 1,044,321 14.7 12.0–17.5 280,706 12.5 7.3–17.7 763,615 15.5 12.5–18.6
Nursing and residential care facilities 359,401 11.6 8.2–15.0 78,980 5.9* 1.3–10.5 280,420 13.2 9.1–17.4
Social assistance 482,767 16.5 12.2–20.8 95,893 16.4 7.4–25.3 386,874 16.5 12.1–21.0
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries 170,908 11.1 6.3–15.9 104,768 9.4* 3.7–15.1 66,140 13.9* 4.7–23.0
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions 73,264 11.6* 3.6–19.6 43,243 13.8* 2.6–24.9 30,020
Amusement, gambling, and recreation 279,991 12.4 6.8–18.0 164,193 12.5* 4.7–20.4 115,798 12.3* 4.7–19.9
Accommodation and Food Services
Accommodation 179,985 18.8 11.4–26.2 99,360 18.0 7.8–28.1 80,624 19.8 8.9–30.7
Food services and drinking places 870,876 11.4 9.0–13.9 454,552 8.5 5.3–11.7 416,324 14.6 10.8–18.5
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Repair and maintenance 447,559 6.9 3.9–9.8 387,501 7.3 4.0–10.7 60,058
Personal services (barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons, laundry, funeral homes and cemeteries) 384,881 8.5 5.4–11.7 120,710 4.4* 0.8–8.1 264,171 10.4 6.0–14.8
Religious, grantmaking, civic, labor, professional, and similar organizations 436,206 12.6 8.8–16.3 229,935 9.1 4.5–13.7 206,271 16.4 10.5–22.3
Private households 124,499 20.4 10.7–30.0 16,327 108,172 22.5 11.5–33.6
Public Administration 1,459,731 12.5 10.4–14.6 866,916 11.3 8.5–14.1 592,815 14.2 11.1–17.2
Armed Forces 38,272 23.3* 4.6–41.9 24,273 13,999
Refused, Not Ascertained, Don’t Know 496,247 8.1 5.5–10.7 313,289 7.2 4.1–10.3 182,962 9.6 5.0–14.3
TOTAL 26,626,600 11.5 11.0–12.0 15,725,229 9.3 8.7–9.9 10,901,371 14.8 13.9–15.6

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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. Former cigarette smokers are those who reported smoking ≥100 cigarettes in their lifetime and at the time of the interview did not smoke. 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). 2015-884 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/884> February 18, 2018.

Reference Number: 2015-884

Date Posted: October 2015

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