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Collecting and Using I&O Data

Guidelines, presentations, and publications regarding the collection and use of industry and occupation data are provided below. This information, produced by NIOSH and others, provides recommended best practices and issues to be aware of related to I&O data collection and use.


Industry and Occupation Coding of Cancer Records – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Adobe PDF file
Weiss-N, Cooper-S, Hakenewerth-A, Socias-C, Weiss-R, Williams-M
Presented at the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries 2012 Annual Conference

Collection and Use of Industry and Occupation (I&O) Data for Cancer Registry Professionals
 Adobe PDF file

Luckhaupt-S, Schumacher-P
Presented at the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program Annual Symposium on April 14, 2011.



Adding industry and occupation questions to the behavioral risk factor surveillance system: new opportunities in public health surveillance
Towle M, Tolliver R, Bui AG, Warner A, Van Dyke M.
Public Health Rep. (1974) 2015; 130: 153-160.

Beyond crosswalks: reliability of exposure assessment following automated coding of free-text job descriptions for occupational epidemiology
Burstyn, Slutsky, Lee, Singer, An, Michael
Ann Occup Hyg 2014 May; 58(4): 482-92

Occupation and Industry Coding in HRS/AHEAD
(Health and Retirement Study Documentation Report DR-021)
Nolte-M, Servais-M, Megan-T
Health and Retirement Study, March 2013

Improving the quality of industry and occupation data at a central cancer registry
Armenti-KR; Celaya-MO; Cherala-S; Riddle-B; Schumacher-PK; Rees-JR
American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2010 Oct; 53(10):995-1001

Attributable risk of carpal tunnel syndrome according to industry and occupation in a general population
Roquelaure-Y; Ha-C; Nicolas-G; Pelier-Cady-MC; Mariot-C; Descatha-A; Leclerc-A; Raimbeau-G; Goldberg-M; Imbernon-E
American College of Rheumatology 2008; 59:1341-1348

Getting to Know U.S. Taxpayers: Selected Tax Data by Occupation and Industry, Tax Year 2005
Nuriddin_T, Jezek-M, Fernandez-M,
U.S. Internal Revenue Service 2006

Improving Data Quality: Application of Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) and Automatic Coding (AC) for Occupation and Industry Codes for Survey/Census of the Department of Statistics
Masrol Hafizal Ismail
Department of Statistics Malaysia 2004

The use of occupation and industry classifications in general population studies
Mannetje-A, Kromhout-H
International Journal of Epidemiology 2003; 32:419-428

Commentary: Standardized coding of occupational data in epidemiological studies
International Journal of Epidemiology 2003; 32:428-429

Preliminary Results from the Census 2000 Industry and Occupation Coding
Kirk-M, Buckles-E, Mims-W, Appel-M, Johnson-P
U.S. Census Bureau
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, August 2001

Analyses of public use decennial census data with multiply imputed industry and occupation codes
N Schenker, DJ Treiman, L Weidman
Journal of the Royal Statistics Society 1993; 42(3); 545-556

Occupation and Industry Data from Tax Year 1993 Individual Tax Returns
Sailer-P, Nuriddin-T
United States Internal Revenue Service 1999

Multiple imputation of industry and occupation codes in census public-use samples using Bayesian logistic regression
CC Clogg, DB Rubin, N Schenker, B Schultz, L
Journal of the American Statistical Association 1991 Mar;80(413):68-78

Summary measures of occupational history: a comparison of latest occupation and industry with usual occupation and industry
Illis-WR; Swanson-GM; Satariano-ER; Schwartz-AG
American Journal of Public Health 1987 Dec; 77(12):1532-1534

Using the Census Bureau’s occupation and industry coding system for coding death certificates
Crouse-W; Schuster-L; Rosenberg-H; Kametani-D; Sestito-J
Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association 1983

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