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Prevalence of cigarette smoking by occupation and industry in the United States.

Authors
Bang-KM; Kim-JH
Source
Am J Ind Med 2001 Sep; 40(3):233-239
NIOSHTIC No.
20021667
Abstract
This study was undertaken to estimate the most recent prevalence of cigarette smoking by occupation and industry in the US, using the data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994. Included in NHANES III are data on the cigarette smoking status, occupation, industry, and other demographic information of US non-institutionalized civilians obtained through household interview surveys. The study population included 20,032 adults aged 17 years and older. To estimate the prevalence of cigarette smoking across occupation and industry groups, we used the Survey Data Analysis (SUDAAN) software. The prevalence of cigarette smoking was highest among material moving occupations, construction laborers, and vehicle mechanics and repairers. The lowest smoking prevalence was found among teachers. Among industry groups, the construction industry had the highest prevalence of cigarette smoking. These findings provide information useful for targeting education activities focusing on adverse health effects of cigarette smoking and also for indirect adjustments in analysis of morbidity and mortality by occupation.
Keywords
Cigarette-smoking; Smoking; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Age-groups; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Mechanics; Meat-packing-industry; Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Materials-handling; Author Keywords: cigarette; smoking; prevalence; occupation; industry
Contact
Ki Moon Bang, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20010901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
kmb2@cdc.org
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0271-3586
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
WV
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