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QuickStats: Percentage of Employed Adults* Aged 18–64 Years Who Had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome† in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2010§

The figure shows the percentage of employed adults aged 18-64 years who had carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months, by sex and age group, in 2010, according to the National Health Interview Survey. In 2010, an estimated 3.1% of employed adults aged 18-64 years had carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months. The percentage of employed adults with carpal tunnel syndrome increased with each age group. Employed women were more likely than employed men to have carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months, a pattern identified for each age group.

* Employed adults are persons who worked at a job or business any time in the 12 months before the interview (either full-time or part-time).

Adults were defined as having carpal tunnel syndrome if they answered "yes" to the following two questions: "Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have a condition affecting the wrist and hand called carpal tunnel syndrome?" and "During the past 12 months, have you had carpal tunnel syndrome?"

§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample adult component.

95% confidence interval.

** Estimate has a relative standard error >30% and ≤50% and should be interpreted with caution because it does not meet standards of reliability or precision.

In 2010, an estimated 3.1% of employed adults aged 18–64 years had carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months. The percentage of employed adults with carpal tunnel syndrome increased with each age group. Employed women were more likely than employed men to have carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months, a pattern identified for each age group.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2010 data. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of employed adults aged 18-64 years who had carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months, by sex and age group, in 2010, according to the National Health Interview Survey. In 2010, an estimated 3.1% of employed adults aged 18-64 years had carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months. The percentage of employed adults with carpal tunnel syndrome increased with each age group. Employed women were more likely than employed men to have carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months, a pattern identified for each age group.


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