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Work-related asthma: Primary occupations (2000 COC) associated with work-related asthma cases by state, 2009–2012

Occupation (2000 COC)CaliforniaMassachusettsMichiganNew YorkTotal
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Management 82 3.3 3 1.9 10 2.9 26 3.3 121 3.2
Managers, all other (043) 13 0.5 2 1.3 4 1.1 4 0.5 23 0.6
Education administrators (023) 14 0.6 1 0.3 2 0.3 17 0.5
Medical and health services managers (035) 12 0.5 3 0.4 15 0.4
Financial managers (012) 9 0.4 2 0.6 1 0.1 12 0.3
Property, real estate, and community association managers (041) 7 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Food service managers (031) 5 0.2 1 0.3 1 0.1 7 0.2
Social and community service managers (042) 4 0.2 2 0.3 6 0.2
All other management occupations1 18 0.7 1 0.6 2 0.6 12 1.5 33 0.9
Business and financial operations 80 3.2 2 1.3 6 1.7 11 1.4 99 2.6
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists (062) 21 0.8 1 0.6 1 0.3 23 0.6
Accountants and auditors (080) 11 0.4 3 0.4 14 0.4
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products (053) 4 0.2 2 0.6 1 0.1 7 0.2
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators (054) 5 0.2 1 0.3 1 0.1 7 0.2
Loan counselors and officers (091) 6 0.2 1 0.3 7 0.2
Financial specialists, all other (095) 5 0.2 1 0.1 6 0.2
Management analysts (071) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents (093) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other business and financial operations occupations2 20 0.8 1 0.6 1 0.3 3 0.4 25 0.7
Computer and mathematical 16 0.6 1 0.6 2 0.6 2 0.3 21 0.6
Computer software engineers (102) 6 0.2 1 0.1 7 0.2
Computer support specialists (104) 6 0.2 6 0.2
All other computer and mathematical occupations3 4 0.2 1 0.6 2 0.6 1 0.1 8 0.2
Architecture and engineering 27 1.1 1 0.6 4 1.1 8 1.0 40 1.1
Engineering technicians, except drafters (155) 11 0.4 11 0.3
Mechanical engineers (146) 2 0.1 3 0.9 1 0.1 6 0.2
Engineers, all other (153) 3 0.1 1 0.3 2 0.3 6 0.2
All other architecture and engineering occupations4 11 0.4 1 0.6 5 0.6 17 0.5
Life, physical, and social services 48 1.9 4 2.5 3 0.9 8 1.0 63 1.7
Other life, physical, and social science technicians (196) 13 0.5 1 0.6 2 0.6 1 0.1 17 0.5
Biological technicians (191) 7 0.3 1 0.3 8 0.2
Chemical technicians (192) 3 0.1 1 0.6 3 0.4 7 0.2
Chemists and materials scientists (172) 3 0.1 1 0.6 2 0.3 6 0.2
Biological scientists (161) 4 0.2 1 0.6 5 0.1
Medical scientists (165) 5 0.2 5 0.1
All other life, physical, and social services occupations5 13 0.5 2 0.3 15 0.4
Community and social services 55 2.2 6 3.8 8 2.3 13 1.7 82 2.2
Social workers (201) 24 1.0 2 1.3 6 1.7 6 0.8 38 1.0
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists (202) 15 0.6 2 0.6 4 0.5 21 0.6
Counselors (200) 12 0.5 4 2.5 3 0.4 19 0.5
Clergy (204) 4 0.2 4 0.1
Legal 14 0.6 1 0.1 15 0.4
Miscellaneous legal support workers (215) 6 0.2 6 0.2
Lawyers (210) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
Paralegals and legal assistants (214) 4 0.2 4 0.1
Education, training, and library 88 3.6 13 8.2 11 3.1 34 4.3 146 3.9
Elementary and middle school teachers (231) 40 1.6 1 0.6 7 0.9 48 1.3
Secondary school teachers (232) 18 0.7 4 2.5 2 0.6 13 1.7 37 1.0
Other teachers and instructors (234) 6 0.2 1 0.6 6 1.7 3 0.4 16 0.4
Teacher assistants (254) 9 0.4 1 0.6 3 0.4 13 0.3
Librarians (243) 5 0.2 1 0.6 2 0.6 2 0.3 10 0.3
Postsecondary teachers (220) 3 0.1 2 1.3 2 0.3 7 0.2
Preschool and kindergarten teachers (230) 1 0.04 3 1.9 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other education, training, and library occupations6 6 0.2 1 0.3 3 0.4 10 0.3
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 29 1.2 1 0.6 5 0.6 35 0.9
Designers (263) 10 0.4 10 0.3
Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors (292) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations7 15 0.6 1 0.6 4 0.5 20 0.5
Healthcare practitioners and technical 223 9.0 32 20.1 36 10.3 59 7.5 350 9.3
Registered nurses (313) 118 4.8 20 12.6 21 6.0 27 3.4 186 4.9
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians (330) 21 0.8 3 1.9 2 0.6 3 0.4 29 0.8
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (350) 19 0.8 1 0.3 9 1.1 29 0.8
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics (340) 10 0.4 3 1.9 10 1.3 23 0.6
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians (353) 2 0.1 2 1.3 8 2.3 1 0.1 13 0.3
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians (332) 11 0.4 1 0.6 12 0.3
Respiratory therapists (322) 7 0.3 2 1.3 1 0.3 10 0.3
Medical records and health information technicians (351) 7 0.3 7 0.2
Pharmacists (305) 5 0.2 1 0.6 6 0.2
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians (341) 6 0.2 6 0.2
Physicians and surgeons (306) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations8 13 0.5 3 0.9 8 1.0 24 0.6
Healthcare support 83 3.3 12 7.5 9 2.6 33 4.2 137 3.6
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (360) 36 1.5 7 4.4 9 2.6 24 3.0 76 2.0
Medical assistants and other healthcare support occupations (365) 37 1.5 5 3.1 6 0.8 48 1.3
Dental assistants (364) 6 0.2 3 0.4 9 0.2
All other healthcare support occupations9 4 0.2 4 0.1
Protective service 249 10.0 9 5.7 13 3.7 193 24.5 464 12.3
Fire fighters (374) 64 2.6 2 1.3 3 0.9 107 13.6 176 4.7
Police and sheriff's patrol officers (385) 61 2.5 5 3.1 4 1.1 50 6.4 120 3.2
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers (380) 45 1.8 27 3.4 72 1.9
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers (392) 42 1.7 2 0.3 44 1.2
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives (371) 13 0.5 13 0.3
Lifeguards and other protective service workers (395) 6 0.2 5 1.4 2 0.3 13 0.3
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers (372) 11 0.4 1 0.6 12 0.3
All other protective service occupations10 7 0.3 1 0.6 1 0.3 5 0.6 14 0.4
Food preparation and serving related 83 3.3 4 2.5 4 1.1 20 2.5 111 2.9
Cooks (402) 26 1.0 2 1.3 2 0.6 4 0.5 34 0.9
Food preparation workers (403) 9 0.4 4 0.5 13 0.3
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food (405) 7 0.3 4 0.5 11 0.3
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other (416) 6 0.2 4 0.5 10 0.3
Food servers, nonrestaurant (412) 9 0.4 9 0.2
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers (401) 8 0.3 8 0.2
Waiters and waitresses (411) 5 0.2 1 0.6 1 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Dishwashers (414) 6 0.2 1 0.1 7 0.2
All other food preparation and serving related occupations11 7 0.3 1 0.6 1 0.3 2 0.3 11 0.3
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 128 5.2 7 4.4 36 10.3 50 6.4 221 5.9
Janitors and building cleaners (422) 76 3.1 5 3.1 30 8.6 38 4.8 149 3.9
Maids and housekeeping cleaners (423) 25 1.0 2 1.3 3 0.4 30 0.8
Grounds maintenance workers (425) 20 0.8 2 0.6 3 0.4 25 0.7
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial staff (420) 3 0.1 4 1.1 2 0.3 9 0.2
Pest control workers (424) 4 0.2 3 0.4 7 0.2
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers (421) 1 0.1 1 0.03
Personal care and service 58 2.3 6 3.8 7 2.0 13 1.7 84 2.2
Personal and home care aides (461) 11 0.4 3 0.4 14 0.4
Recreation and fitness workers (462) 7 0.3 2 1.3 1 0.3 2 0.3 12 0.3
Nonfarm animal caretakers (435) 8 0.3 2 1.3 1 0.3 11 0.3
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers (443) 7 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Child care workers (460) 2 0.1 2 0.6 4 0.5 8 0.2
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists (451) 2 0.1 2 1.3 2 0.6 1 0.1 7 0.2
Transportation attendants (455) 6 0.2 6 0.2
All other personal care and service occupations12 15 0.6 1 0.3 2 0.3 18 0.5
Sales and related 126 5.1 4 2.5 9 2.6 19 2.4 158 4.2
Retail salespersons (476) 46 1.9 1 0.3 10 1.3 57 1.5
Cashiers (472) 29 1.2 2 1.3 6 1.7 6 0.8 43 1.1
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers (470) 21 0.8 1 0.3 1 0.1 23 0.6
Sales and related workers, all other (496) 11 0.4 11 0.3
All other sales and related occupations13 19 0.8 2 1.3 1 0.3 2 0.3 24 0.6
Office and administrative support 430 17.4 18 11.3 34 9.7 67 8.5 549 14.5
Office clerks, general (586) 102 4.1 1 0.6 3 0.9 10 1.3 116 3.1
Secretaries and administrative assistants (570) 39 1.6 3 1.9 8 2.3 19 2.4 69 1.8
Customer service representatives (524) 50 2.0 1 0.6 2 0.3 53 1.4
Office and administrative support workers, all other (593) 45 1.8 2 1.3 1 0.3 48 1.3
Stock clerks and order fillers (562) 22 0.9 2 1.3 4 1.1 6 0.8 34 0.9
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers (500) 25 1.0 3 0.9 28 0.7
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (512) 19 0.8 1 0.6 1 0.3 1 0.1 22 0.6
Receptionists and information clerks (540) 13 0.5 1 0.6 5 1.4 3 0.4 22 0.6
Dispatchers (552) 16 0.6 1 0.6 1 0.3 3 0.4 21 0.6
Tellers (516) 12 0.5 4 0.5 16 0.4
File clerks (526) 5 0.2 1 0.6 1 0.3 4 0.5 11 0.3
Production, planning, and expediting clerks (560) 8 0.3 1 0.6 9 0.2
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks (561) 7 0.3 1 0.6 1 0.3 9 0.2
Word processors and typists (582) 9 0.4 9 0.2
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators (511) 5 0.2 1 0.6 1 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks (584) 7 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Eligibility interviewers, government programs (525) 6 0.2 1 0.1 7 0.2
Bill and account collectors (510) 4 0.2 2 0.3 6 0.2
Payroll and timekeeping clerks (514) 5 0.2 1 0.3 6 0.2
Computer operators (580) 4 0.2 2 0.3 6 0.2
Telephone operators (502) 1 0.3 4 0.5 5 0.1
All other office and administrative support occupations14 27 1.1 2 1.3 3 0.9 4 0.5 36 1.0
Farming, forestry, and fishing 28 1.1 2 0.6 4 0.5 34 0.9
Miscellaneous agricultural workers (605) 21 0.8 2 0.6 4 0.5 27 0.7
All other farming, forestry and fishing occupations15 7 0.3 7 0.2
Construction and extraction 118 4.8 5 3.1 10 2.9 45 5.7 178 4.7
Construction laborers (626) 37 1.5 1 0.6 3 0.9 16 2.0 57 1.5
Carpenters (623) 10 0.4 1 0.6 1 0.3 8 1.0 20 0.5
Electricians (635) 15 0.6 2 1.3 2 0.3 19 0.5
Painters, construction and maintenance (642) 14 0.6 1 0.6 1 0.3 3 0.4 19 0.5
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (644) 10 0.4 3 0.9 2 0.3 15 0.4
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators (632) 8 0.3 1 0.1 9 0.2
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers (620) 5 0.2 2 0.3 7 0.2
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers (625) 5 0.2 5 0.1
All other construction and extraction occupations16 14 0.6 2 0.6 11 1.4 27 0.7
Installation, repair, and maintenance 45 1.8 4 2.5 17 4.9 22 2.8 88 2.3
Maintenance and repair workers, general (734) 5 0.2 1 0.6 5 0.6 11 0.3
Automotive body and related repairers (715) 2 0.1 4 1.1 3 0.4 9 0.2
Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers (762) 6 0.2 2 0.6 8 0.2
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics (733) 3 0.1 2 1.3 3 0.9 8 0.2
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers (702) 3 0.1 3 0.4 6 0.2
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers (700) 4 0.2 1 0.6 1 0.3 6 0.2
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (731) 5 0.2 1 0.1 6 0.2
Millwrights (736) 4 1.1 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other installation, repair, and maintenance occupations17 17 0.7 3 0.9 9 1.1 29 0.8
Production 162 6.5 22 13.8 88 25.1 56 7.1 328 8.7
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators (775) 17 0.7 1 0.6 18 5.1 4 0.5 40 1.1
Production workers, all other (896) 26 1.0 3 1.9 7 2.0 1 0.1 37 1.0
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers (814) 9 0.4 2 1.3 7 2.0 6 0.8 24 0.6
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers (874) 9 0.4 4 2.5 6 1.7 1 0.1 20 0.5
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers (865) 1 0.6 16 4.6 17 0.5
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders (880) 12 0.5 2 0.6 3 0.4 17 0.5
Painting workers (881) 9 0.4 7 2.0 1 0.1 17 0.5
Metalworkers and plastic workers, all other (822) 4 0.2 1 0.6 5 1.4 5 0.6 15 0.4
Bakers (780) 4 0.2 2 1.3 2 0.6 4 0.5 12 0.3
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers (770) 6 0.2 2 0.6 2 0.3 10 0.3
Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders (864) 5 0.2 2 0.6 2 0.3 9 0.2
Machinists (803) 4 0.2 1 0.6 1 0.3 2 0.3 8 0.2
Cutting workers (871) 8 1.0 8 0.2
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers (830) 4 0.2 3 0.4 7 0.2
Food batchmakers (784) 5 0.2 5 0.1
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic (820) 3 0.1 1 0.3 1 0.1 5 0.1
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials (831) 2 0.1 1 0.6 2 0.6 5 0.1
Sewing machine operators (832) 3 0.1 1 0.6 1 0.3 5 0.1
All other production occupations18 40 1.6 5 3.1 9 2.6 13 1.7 67 1.8
Transportation and material moving 165 6.7 4 2.5 27 7.7 48 6.1 244 6.5
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand (962) 63 2.5 1 0.6 1 0.3 7 0.9 72 1.9
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (913) 38 1.5 1 0.3 3 0.4 42 1.1
Bus drivers (912) 19 0.8 1 0.6 3 0.9 14 1.8 37 1.0
Refuse and recyclable material collectors (972) 5 0.2 1 0.3 8 1.0 14 0.4
Industrial truck and tractor operators (960) 7 0.3 4 1.1 1 0.1 12 0.3
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment (961) 7 0.3 1 0.6 2 0.3 10 0.3
Packers and packagers, hand (964) 5 0.2 3 0.9 8 0.2
Material moving workers, all other (975) 8 2.3 8 0.2
Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers (900) 5 0.2 2 0.3 7 0.2
Railroad conductors and yardmasters (924) 5 0.2 1 0.3 1 0.1 7 0.2
All other transportation and material moving occupations19 11 0.4 1 0.6 5 1.4 10 1.3 27 0.7
Military (non-civilian labor force) (982, 983) 2 0.1 2 0.1
Unclassifiable 139 5.6 1 0.6 14 4.0 50 6.4 204 5.4
TOTAL 2,478 100.0 159 100.0 350 100.0 787 100.0 3,774 100.0

– indicates no cases.    COC - Census Occupation Code
1 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 001, 002, 005, 006, 010, 011, 013–016, 020–022, and 034.
2 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 050, 052, 056, 070, 072, 073, 082, 084, 085, and 094.
3 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 100, 101, 110, 111, and 122.
4 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 130, 132, 135, 136, 141–143, and 154.
5 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 174, 176, 181–183, and 190.
6 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 233, 240, 244, and 255.
7 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 260, 270–272, 276, 281–283, 286, 290, and 291. 
8 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 301, 303, 311, 315, 316, 321, 323–325, 352, and 354.
9 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 362 and 363.
10 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 370, 373, 382, 384, 386, and 390.
11 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 400, 404, 406, 413, and 415.
12 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 434, 440, 442, 446, 452–454, and 465.
13 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 471, 474, 475, 481, 483, 484, 490, 492, 494, and 495.
14 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 501, 522, 530–532, 535, 541, 542, 553–555, 563, 581, 585, and 590.
15 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 604, 612, and 613.
16 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 622, 630, 631, 633, 640, 646, 651–653, 660, 666, 673, 676, 684, and 694.
17 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 701, 710, 711, 714, 720, 721, 724, 726, 730, 735, 742, 743, 754, and 761.
18 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 771–773, 781, 783, 785, 792–795, 800, 804, 810, 813, 816, 824, 826, 834, 840, 844, 846, 850, 851, 854, 860–863, 872, 876, 883, 884, 890–892, 894, and 895.
19 Includes the following COC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 903, 904, 914, 915, 923, 930, 931, 935, 936, 941, 942, 951, 963, and 965.

Note:

Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

See Appendix for more information.

Source:

Sentinel surveillance data as of June 2017, reported by R. Harrison, J. Flattery, J. Weinberg (California); L. Davis, E. Pechter, and K. Fitzsimmons (Massachusetts); K. Rosenman, MJ. Reilly, and B. Pickelman (Michigan); and K. Gelberg and K. Cummings (New York).

Citation:

NIOSH 2017. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2017-929 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/929> February 22, 2018.

Reference Number: 2017-929

Date Posted: July 2017

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