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

Occupation (2000 SOC)CaliforniaMassachusettsMichiganNew YorkTotal
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Management 82 3.3 3 1.9 10 2.9 27 3.4 122 3.2
Miscellaneous managers (11-9190) 13 0.5 2 1.3 4 1.1 4 0.5 23 0.6
Education administrators (11-9030) 14 0.6 1 0.3 2 0.3 17 0.5
Medical and health services managers (11-9110) 12 0.5 3 0.4 15 0.4
Financial managers (11-3030) 9 0.4 2 0.6 1 0.1 12 0.3
Property, real estate, and community association managers (11-9140) 7 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Agricultural managers (11-9010) 2 0.1 1 0.3 4 0.5 7 0.2
Food service managers (11-9050) 5 0.2 1 0.3 1 0.1 7 0.2
Social and community service managers (11-9150) 4 0.2 2 0.3 6 0.2
All other management occupations1 16 0.6 1 0.6 1 0.3 9 1.1 27 0.7
Business and financial operations 79 3.2 2 1.3 6 1.7 11 1.4 98 2.6
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists (13-1070) 21 0.8 1 0.6 1 0.3 23 0.6
Accountants and auditors (13-2010) 11 0.4 4 0.5 15 0.4
Buyers and purchasing agents (13-1020) 8 0.3 2 0.6 1 0.1 11 0.3
Tax examiners, collectors, preparers, and revenue agents (13-2080) 7 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators (13-1030) 5 0.2 1 0.3 1 0.1 7 0.2
Loan counselors and officers (13-2070) 6 0.2 1 0.3 7 0.2
Management analysts (13-1110) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other business and financial operations occupations2 17 0.7 1 0.6 1 0.3 3 0.4 22 0.6
Computer and mathematical 16 0.6 1 0.6 2 0.6 2 0.3 21 0.6
Computer software engineers (15-1030) 6 0.2 1 0.1 7 0.2
Computer support specialists (15-1040) 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 (17-3020) 11 0.4 11 0.3
Mechanical engineers (17-2140) 2 0.1 3 0.9 1 0.1 6 0.2
Miscellaneous engineers (17-2190) 3 0.1 1 0.3 2 0.3 6 0.2
All other architechture and engineering occupations4 11 0.4 1 0.6 5 0.6 17 0.5
Life, physical, and social science 48 1.9 4 2.5 3 0.9 8 1.0 63 1.7
Miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians (19-4090) 13 0.5 2 0.6 1 0.1 16 0.4
Biological technicians (19-4020) 7 0.3 1 0.3 8 0.2
Chemical technicians (19-4030) 3 0.1 1 0.6 3 0.4 7 0.2
Chemists and materials scientists (19-2030) 3 0.1 1 0.6 2 0.3 6 0.2
Biological scientists (19-1020) 4 0.2 1 0.6 5 0.1
Medical scientists (19-1040) 5 0.2 5 0.1
All other life, physical, and social services occupations5 13 0.5 1 0.6 2 0.3 16 0.4
Community and social services 55 2.2 6 3.8 8 2.3 13 1.7 82 2.2
Social workers (21-1020) 24 1.0 2 1.3 6 1.7 6 0.8 38 1.0
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists (21-1090) 15 0.6 2 0.6 4 0.5 21 0.6
Counselors (21-1010) 12 0.5 4 2.5 3 0.4 19 0.5
Clergy (21-2010) 4 0.2 4 0.1
Legal 14 0.6 1 0.1 15 0.4
Miscellaneous legal support workers (23-2090) 6 0.2 6 0.2
Lawyers (23-1010) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
Paralegals and legal assistants (23-2010) 4 0.2 4 0.1
Education, training, and library 88 3.6 12 7.5 11 3.1 34 4.3 145 3.8
Elementary and middle school teachers (25-2020) 40 1.6 1 0.6 7 0.9 48 1.3
Secondary school teachers (25-2030) 18 0.7 4 2.5 2 0.6 13 1.7 37 1.0
Teacher assistants (25-9040) 9 0.4 1 0.6 3 0.4 13 0.3
Librarians (25-4020) 5 0.2 2 0.6 2 0.3 9 0.2
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors (25-3010) 1 0.04 6 1.7 7 0.2
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers (25-1190) 3 0.1 2 0.3 5 0.1
Preschool and kindergarten teachers (25-2010) 1 0.04 3 1.9 1 0.1 5 0.1
Miscellaneous teachers and instructors (25-3090) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other education, training, and library occupations6 7 0.3 3 1.9 1 0.3 5 0.6 16 0.4
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 29 1.2 1 0.6 5 0.6 35 0.9
Designers (27-1020) 10 0.4 10 0.3
Actors, producers, and directors (27-2010) 5 0.2 5 0.1
Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors (27-4030) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations7 10 0.4 1 0.6 4 0.5 15 0.4
Healthcare practitioners and technical 224 9.0 32 20.1 36 10.3 60 7.6 352 9.3
Registered nurses (29-1110) 119 4.8 20 12.6 21 6.0 28 3.6 188 5.0
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians (29-2010) 21 0.8 3 1.9 2 0.6 3 0.4 29 0.8
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (29-2060) 19 0.8 1 0.3 9 1.1 29 0.8
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics (29-2040) 10 0.4 3 1.9 10 1.3 23 0.6
Therapists (29-1120) 10 0.4 2 1.3 3 0.9 5 0.6 20 0.5
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians (29-2090) 2 0.1 2 1.3 8 2.3 1 0.1 13 0.3
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians (29-2030) 11 0.4 1 0.6 12 0.3
Medical records and health information technicians (29-2070) 7 0.3 7 0.2
Pharmacists (29-1050) 5 0.2 1 0.6 6 0.2
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians (29-2050) 6 0.2 6 0.2
Physicians and surgeons (29-1060) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations8 10 0.4 1 0.3 3 0.4 14 0.4
Healthcare support 83 3.3 12 7.5 9 2.6 33 4.2 137 3.6
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (31-1010) 36 1.5 7 4.4 9 2.6 24 3.0 76 2.0
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations (31-9090) 43 1.7 5 3.1 9 1.1 57 1.5
All other healthcare support occupations9 4 0.2 4 0.1
Protective service 249 10.0 9 5.7 13 3.7 192 24.4 463 12.3
Fire fighters (33-2010) 64 2.6 2 1.3 3 0.9 106 13.5 175 4.6
Police officers (33-3050) 61 2.5 5 3.1 5 1.4 51 6.5 122 3.2
Bailiffs, correctional officers and jailers (33-3010) 45 1.8 27 3.4 72 1.9
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers (33-9030) 42 1.7 2 0.3 44 1.2
First-line supervisors/managers, law enforcement workers (33-1010) 13 0.5 1 0.1 14 0.4
Miscellaneous protective service workers (33-9090) 6 0.2 5 1.4 2 0.3 13 0.3
First-line supervisors/managers, fire fighting and prevention workers (33-1020) 11 0.4 1 0.6 12 0.3
All other protective service occupations10 7 0.3 1 0.6 3 0.4 11 0.3
Food preparation and serving related 83 3.3 4 2.5 4 1.1 20 2.5 111 2.9
Cooks (35-2010) 26 1.0 2 1.3 2 0.6 4 0.5 34 0.9
Food preparation workers (35-2020) 9 0.4 6 0.8 15 0.4
Fast food and counter workers (35-3020) 9 0.4 1 0.3 3 0.4 13 0.3
Food servers, nonrestaurant (35-3040) 9 0.4 1 0.6 10 0.3
First-line supervisors/managers, food preparation and serving workers (35-1010) 9 0.4 9 0.2
Waiters and waitresses (35-3030) 5 0.2 1 0.3 1 0.1 7 0.2
Dishwashers (35-9020) 6 0.2 1 0.1 7 0.2
Miscellaneous food preparation and serving related workers (35-9090) 3 0.1 4 0.5 7 0.2
All other food preparation and serving related occupations11 7 0.3 1 0.6 1 0.1 9 0.2
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 128 5.2 7 4.4 36 10.3 50 6.4 221 5.9
Building cleaning workers (37-2010) 102 4.1 7 4.4 30 8.6 41 5.2 180 4.8
Grounds maintenance workers (37-3010) 20 0.8 2 0.6 3 0.4 25 0.7
First-line supervisors/managers, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers (37-1010) 2 0.1 4 1.1 3 0.4 9 0.2
Pest control workers (37-2020) 4 0.2 3 0.4 7 0.2
Personal care and service 58 2.3 6 3.8 7 2.0 13 1.7 84 2.2
Personal and home care aides (39-9020) 11 0.4 3 0.4 14 0.4
Recreation and fitness workers (39-9030) 7 0.3 2 1.3 1 0.3 2 0.3 12 0.3
Nonfarm animal caretakers (39-2020) 8 0.3 2 1.3 1 0.3 11 0.3
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers (39-3090) 7 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Child care workers (39-9010) 2 0.1 2 0.6 4 0.5 8 0.2
Barbers and cosmetologists (39-5010) 2 0.1 2 1.3 2 0.6 1 0.1 7 0.2
Transportation attendants (39-6030) 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 5 3.1 9 2.6 19 2.4 159 4.2
Retail salespersons (41-2030) 46 1.9 1 0.3 10 1.3 57 1.5
Cashiers (41-2010) 29 1.2 2 1.3 6 1.7 6 0.8 43 1.1
First-line supervisors/managers, sales workers (41-1010) 23 0.9 1 0.6 1 0.3 1 0.1 26 0.7
Miscellaneous sales and related workers (41-9090) 13 0.5 13 0.3
Counter and rental clerks and parts salespersons (41-2020) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
All other sales and related occupations13 11 0.4 2 1.3 1 0.3 1 0.1 15 0.4
Office and administrative support 431 17.4 18 11.3 34 9.7 67 8.5 550 14.6
Office clerks, general (43-9060) 103 4.2 1 0.6 3 0.9 10 1.3 117 3.1
Secretaries and administrative assistants (43-6010) 39 1.6 3 1.9 8 2.3 19 2.4 69 1.8
Customer service representatives (43-4050) 49 2.0 1 0.6 2 0.3 52 1.4
Miscellaneous office and administrative support workers (43-9190) 47 1.9 2 1.3 1 0.3 50 1.3
Stock clerks and order fillers (43-5080) 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 (43-1010) 25 1.0 3 0.9 28 0.7
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (43-3030) 19 0.8 1 0.6 1 0.3 1 0.1 22 0.6
Dispatchers (43-5030) 16 0.6 1 0.6 1 0.3 3 0.4 21 0.6
Receptionists and information clerks (43-4170) 13 0.5 1 0.6 3 0.9 3 0.4 20 0.5
Tellers (43-3070) 12 0.5 4 0.5 16 0.4
Data entry and information processing workers (43-9020) 13 0.5 13 0.3
File clerks (43-4070) 5 0.2 1 0.6 1 0.3 4 0.5 11 0.3
Production, planning, and expediting clerks (43-5060) 8 0.3 1 0.6 . . 9 0.2
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks (43-5070) 7 0.3 1 0.6 1 0.3 9 0.2
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators (43-3020) 5 0.2 1 0.6 1 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks (43-9040) 7 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Eligibility interviewers, government programs (43-4060) 6 0.2 1 0.1 7 0.2
Bill and account collectors (43-3010) 4 0.2 2 0.3 6 0.2
Payroll and timekeeping clerks (43-3050) 5 0.2 1 0.3 6 0.2
Computer operators (43-9010) 4 0.2 2 0.3 6 0.2
Telephone operators (43-2020) 1 0.3 4 0.5 5 0.1
All other office and administrative support occupations14 22 0.9 2 1.3 5 1.4 4 0.5 33 0.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry 28 1.1 2 0.6 4 0.5 34 0.9
Miscellaneous agricultural workers (45-2090) 21 0.8 2 0.6 4 0.5 27 0.7
All other farming, fishing and forestry 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 (47-2060) 37 1.5 1 0.6 3 0.9 16 2.0 57 1.5
Carpenters (47-2030) 10 0.4 1 0.6 1 0.3 8 1.0 20 0.5
Painters and paperhangers (47-2140) 14 0.6 1 0.6 1 0.3 3 0.4 19 0.5
Electricians (47-2110) 15 0.6 1 0.6 2 0.3 18 0.5
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (47-2150) 10 0.4 3 0.9 2 0.3 15 0.4
Construction equipment operators (47-2070) 8 0.3 4 0.5 12 0.3
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers (47-1010) 5 0.2 2 0.3 7 0.2
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers (47-2050) 5 0.2 5 0.1
All other construction and extraction occupations16 14 0.6 1 0.6 2 0.6 8 1.0 25 0.7
Installation, maintenance, and repair 44 1.8 4 2.5 17 4.9 22 2.8 87 2.3
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers (49-9040) 10 0.4 3 1.9 7 2.0 8 1.0 28 0.7
Automotive technicians and repairers (49-3020) 5 0.2 4 1.1 2 0.3 11 0.3
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers (49-9090) 8 0.3 2 0.6 1 0.1 11 0.3
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers (49-2020) 3 0.1 4 0.5 7 0.2
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers (49-9020) 5 0.2 1 0.1 6 0.2
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers (49-1010) 3 0.1 1 0.6 1 0.3 5 0.1
All other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations17 10 0.4 3 0.9 6 0.8 19 0.5
Production 162 6.5 22 13.8 95 27.1 56 7.1 335 8.9
Miscellaneous production workers (51-9190) 31 1.3 3 1.9 14 4.0 1 0.1 49 1.3
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators (51-2090) 17 0.7 1 0.6 18 5.1 4 0.5 40 1.1
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers (51-4120) 9 0.4 2 1.3 7 2.0 6 0.8 24 0.6
Miscellaneous metalworkers and plastic workers (51-4190) 8 0.3 1 0.6 6 1.7 6 0.8 21 0.6
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers (51-9060) 9 0.4 4 2.5 6 1.7 1 0.1 20 0.5
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers (51-9020) 1 0.6 16 4.6 17 0.5
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders (51-9110) 12 0.5 2 0.6 3 0.4 17 0.5
Painting workers (51-9120) 9 0.4 7 2.0 1 0.1 17 0.5
Bakers (51-3010) 4 0.2 2 1.3 2 0.6 4 0.5 12 0.3
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers (51-1010) 6 0.2 2 0.6 2 0.3 10 0.3
Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders (51-9010) 5 0.2 2 0.6 2 0.3 9 0.2
Miscellaneous food processing workers (51-3090) 6 0.2 1 0.3 1 0.1 8 0.2
Machinists (51-4040) 4 0.2 1 0.6 1 0.3 2 0.3 8 0.2
Cutting workers (51-9030) 8 1.0 8 0.2
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers (51-6010) 4 0.2 3 0.4 7 0.2
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic (51-4030) 4 0.2 1 0.1 5 0.1
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials (51-6020) 2 0.1 1 0.6 2 0.6 5 0.1
Sewing machine operators (51-6030) 3 0.1 1 0.6 1 0.3 5 0.1
All other production occupations18 29 1.2 5 3.1 8 2.3 11 1.4 53 1.4
Transportation and material moving operations 165 6.7 4 2.5 20 5.7 48 6.1 237 6.3
Laborers and material movers, hand (53-7060) 75 3.0 2 1.3 7 2.0 9 1.1 93 2.5
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (53-3030) 38 1.5 1 0.3 1 0.1 40 1.1
Bus drivers (53-3020) 19 0.8 1 0.6 3 0.9 16 2.0 39 1.0
Refuse and recyclable material collectors (53-7080) 5 0.2 1 0.3 8 1.0 14 0.4
Industrial truck and tractor operators (53-7050) 7 0.3 4 1.1 1 0.1 12 0.3
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material moving machine and vehicle operators (43-1030) 5 0.2 2 0.3 7 0.2
Railroad conductors and yardmasters (53-4030) 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 3 0.9 10 1.3 25 0.7
Military specific operations (55-3010) 2 0.1 2 0.1
Unclassifiable 139 5.6 1 0.6 14 4.0 49 6.2 203 5.4
TOTAL 2,478 100.0 159 100.0 350 100.0 787 100.0 3,774 100.0

– indicates no cases.    SOC - Standard Occupational Classification
1 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 11-1010, 11-1020, 11-2010, 11-2020, 11-2030, 11-3010, 11-3020, 11-3040, 11-3050, 11-3060, 11-3070, 11-9020, and 11-9080.
2 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 13-1010, 13-1040, 13-1080, 13-1120, 13-1190, 13-2030, 13-2050, and 13-2090.
3 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 15-1020, 15-1070, 15-1080, 15-1090, and 15-2030.
4 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 17-1010, 17-2010, 17-2040, 17-2050, 17-2070, 17-2080, 17-2110, and 17-3010.
5 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 19-2040, 19-2090, 19-3020, 19-3030, 19-3040, 19-4010, and 19-4060.
6 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 25-1030, 25-1070, 25-2040, 25-3020, 25-4010, 25-4030, 25-9010, and 25-9030.
7 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 27-1010, 27-2020, 27-2090, 27-3020, 27-3030, 27-3040, 27-3090, 27-4010, and 27-4020.
8 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 29-1020, 29-1030, 29-1070, 29-1130, 29-2080, 29-9010, and 29-9090.
9 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 31-2020 and 31-9010.
10 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 33-1090, 33-3020, 33-3040, and 33-9010.
11 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 35-3010, 35-9000, 35-9010, and 35-9030.
12 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 39-2010, 39-3010, 39-3030, 39-4010, 39-5090, 39-6010, 39-6020, and 39-9090.
13 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 41-3020, 41-3040, 41-3090, 41-9010, 41-9020, and 41-9040.
14 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 43-2010, 43-4000, 43-4030, 43-4080, 43-4110, 43-4120, 43-4180, 43-4190, 43-5020, 43-5040, 43-5050, 43-5110, 43-9050, and 43-9070.
15 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 45-2040, 45-4010, and 45-4020.
16 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 47-2020, 47-2080, 47-2130, 47-2160, 47-2180, 47-2210, 47-2220, 47-3010, 47-4010, 47-4050, 47-4090, 47-5040, and 47-5090.
17 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 49-2010, 49-2090, 49-3010, 49-3030, 49-3050, 49-3090, 49-9010, 49-9050, and 49-9060.
18 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 51-2010, 51-2020, 51-2030, 51-3020, 51-4020, 51-4050, 51-4070, 51-4110, 51-5020, 51-6040, 51-6060, 51-6090, 51-7010, 51-7020, 51-7040, 51-8010, 51-8020, 51-8030, 51-8090, 51-9040, 51-9080, 51-9130, and 51-9140.
19 Includes the following SOC codes for major groupings with less than 5 total cases: 53-2010, 53-2020, 53-3040, 53-3090, 53-4020, 53-5010, 53-5020, 53-6020, 53-6030, 53-6050, 53-6090, 53-7020, 53-7070, and 53-7190.

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). 2017-930 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/930> August 18, 2018.

Reference Number: 2017-930

Date Posted: July 2017

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