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Worker Health Charts

NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS)

NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS)

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is an annual, in-person health survey and the principal source of information about the health of the civilian, non-institutionalized, household population of the United States. The survey is conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The NHIS sample is designed and weighted to produce national estimates. NIOSH uses data from the NHIS to estimate the prevalence of various health conditions and health behaviors among US workers. The charts available here are based on NHIS data from the 2015 Occupational Health Supplement. See the supplemental questions included in the Worker Health Charts (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/nhis/data2015.html).

Available Charts

The following data sets are available from OHS to chart. Select the "Create Charts" button to access the charting tool.

Low Back Pain(NHIS-OHS)
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

Low Back Pain charts are based on data from the 2015 NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). The NHIS is a survey that collects data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. Supplemental questions specific to occupational health were included in 2015. These charts include workers’ responses to questions related to the following low back pain outcomes: Frequent, Severe Low Back Pain and Low Back Pain Attributed to Work.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(NHIS-OHS)
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome charts are based on data from the 2015 NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). The NHIS is a survey that collects data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. Supplemental questions specific to occupational health were included in 2015.These charts include workers’ responses to questions related to the following carpal tunnel syndrome outcomes: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (current), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (ever), Current Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Attributed to Work.

General Exposures(NHIS-OHS)
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

General Exposures charts are based on data from the 2015 NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). The NHIS is an annual survey that collects data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. Supplemental questions specific to occupational health were included in 2015. These charts include workers’ responses to questions related to the following general occupational exposures: Frequent Lifting, Pushing, Pulling, or Bending; Frequent Standing or Walking; Workplace secondhand smoke (among Non-smokers). For results by industry or occupation group, you can choose between unadjusted prevalence rates or prevalence adjusted for age, sex, and race.

Psychosocial Occupational Exposures(NHIS-OHS)
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

Psychosocial Occupational Exposures charts are based on data from the 2015 NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). The NHIS is an annual survey that collects data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. Supplemental questions specific to occupational health were included in 2015. These charts include workers’ responses to questions related to the following psychosocial occupational exposures: High Job Demands, Hostile Work Environment, Low Job Control, Low Supervisory Support, Poor Safety Climate, Work-Life Interference, Workplace Perceived as Unsafe, Worry about Losing Job.

Work Organization(NHIS-OHS)
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

Work Organization charts are based on data from the 2015 NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). The NHIS is a survey that collects data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. Supplemental questions specific to occupational health were included in 2015. These charts include workers’ responses to questions related to the following work organization characteristics: Frequent Night Work, Non-Standard Work Arrangement (Independent Contractor or Freelance, Temporary Agency or Subcontractor), Shift Work (Any Alternative Shift), and Supervisory Responsibility.

Workplace Health Promotion(NHIS-OHS)
NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS), 2015

Workplace Health Promotion charts are based on data from the 2015 NHIS Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). The NHIS is a survey that collects data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. Supplemental questions specific to occupational health were included in 2015. These charts include workers’ responses to questions related to the availability and use of workplace health promotion programs.

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