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Table 1. Prevalence of selected health conditions; work organization and psychosocial factors; and physical and chemical exposures among U.S. workers (Construction sector vs. All U.S. workers, 2010)

  All U.S. workers Construction sector
Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
Health Conditions Dermatitis in the past 12 months1 9.8 0.3 9.2-10.3 8.2 1.0 6.3-10.0
Carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months1 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4 2.0 0.5 1.0-3.0
Current asthma1 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6 5.1 0.8 3.4-6.8
Injury or poisoning at work in the past 12 months1 2.8 0.4 2.0-3.4 6.4* 2.2 2.0-10.8
Work Organization Factors Work 60 hours a week or more2 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 7.2 1.0 5.3-9.1
Work 48 hours a week or more2 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5 18.7 1.5 15.8-21.6
Non-standard work arrangements1 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4 44.2 1.9 40.6-47.8
Temporary employment1 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 15.1 1.3 12.6-17.7
Non-standard shifts1 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7 12.8 1.3 10.4-15.3
Psychosocial Exposures Job insecurity3 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6 54.5 1.9 50.7-58.3
Work-family imbalance3 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1 16.0 1.4 13.4-18.7
Hostile work environments1 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4 5.0 0.8 3.6-6.5
Physical/Chemical Exposures Exposure to potential skin hazards at work1 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3 31.0 1.7 27.7-34.3
Exposure to secondhand smoke at work4 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6 23.5 1.8 19.9-27.1
Exposure to outdoor work1 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6 72.9 1.7 69.6-76.2
Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes5 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8 50.8 1.8 47.3-54.4

1 Among U.S. adults who have worked in the past 12 months.

2 Among U.S. adults who have worked in the past 12 months, who only held 1 job.

3 Among U.S. adults who were employed in the week prior to interview.

4 Among non-smoking U.S. adults who have worked in the past 12 months.

5 Exposure during longest-held job (all other exposures refer to current or most recent job).

 

Table 2. Prevalence of dermatitis in the past 12 months among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 9.8 0.3 9.2-10.3
All Construction workers 8.2 1.0 6.3-10.0
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers + + +
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons + + +
Carpenters 7.2* 2.3 2.6-11.8
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers + + +
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers + + +
Construction laborers 5.1* 2.2 0.9-9.4
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators + + +
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers + + +
Painters/construction and maintenance + + +
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 10.4* 4.7 1.0-19.7
Roofers + + +
Other construction trades workers 11.2* 3.8 3.7-18.6
Other construction and related workers + + +
Management Occupations 12.0 3.6 4.9-19.0
Business & Financial Operations Occupations + + +
Architecture/Engineering Occupations + + +
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 10.2* 3.7 3.0-17.5
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 7.6* 3.3 1.1-14.0
Production Occupations + + +
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations + + +
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector -- -- --

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

-- No cases detected, likely due to insufficient sample size.

 

Table 3. Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4
All Construction workers 2.0 0.5 1.0-3.0
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers + + +
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons -- -- --
Carpenters 4.4* 1.8 0.8-7.9
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers -- -- --
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers + + +
Construction laborers + + +
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators -- -- --
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers + + +
Painters/construction and maintenance + + +
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters + + +
Roofers + + +
Other construction trades workers -- -- --
Other construction and related workers + + +
Management Occupations + + +
Business & Financial Operations Occupations -- -- --
Architecture/Engineering Occupations -- -- --
Office/Administrative Support Occupations + + +
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations + + +
Production Occupations -- -- --
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations + + +
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector -- -- --

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

-- No cases detected, likely due to insufficient sample size.

 

Table 4. Prevalence of current asthma among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6
All Construction workers 5.1 0.8 3.4-6.8
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers + + +
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons -- -- --
Carpenters + + +
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers + + +
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers -- -- --
Construction laborers + + +
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators + + +
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers + + +
Painters/construction and maintenance + + +
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters + + +
Roofers -- -- --
Other construction trades workers + + +
Other construction and related workers + + +
Management Occupations 6.0* 2.4 1.3-10.6
Business & Financial Operations Occupations + + +
Architecture/Engineering Occupations + + +
Office/Administrative Support Occupations + + +
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations + + +
Production Occupations -- -- --
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations + + +
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector + + +

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

-- No cases detected, likely due to insufficient sample size.

 

Table 5. Prevalence of working 48 hours a week or more among U.S. adults working one job at the time of interviewby Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5
All Construction workers 18.7 1.5 15.8-21.6
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 26.2 7.8 10.8-41.6
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons + + +
Carpenters 19.9 4.2 11.7-28.1
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers -- -- --
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers + + +
Construction laborers 10.6* 4.0 2.8-18.4
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators 18.8* 8.6 1.9-35.8
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers + + +
Painters/construction and maintenance 11.9* 4.8 2.4-21.4
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters + + +
Roofers 33.0 9.5 14.3-51.8
Other construction trades workers 15.9 4.6 6.8-25.0
Other construction and related workers 29.8* 13.3 3.7-55.9
Management Occupations 35.0 5.7 23.8-46.2
Business & Financial Operations Occupations 37.8* 11.7 14.7-60.9
Architecture/Engineering Occupations 20.8* 8.9 3.3-38.2
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 10.9* 4.1 2.8-19.0
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 7.2* 3.0 1.3-13.0
Production Occupations 48.3 14.2 20.2-76.3
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations + + +
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector 21.8* 9.7 2.7-41.0

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

-- No cases detected, likely due to insufficient sample size.

 

Table 6. Prevalence of non-standard work arrangements among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4
All Construction workers 44.2 1.9 40.6-47.8
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 37.6 7.6 22.6-52.5
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons 50.5 11.1 28.7-72.2
Carpenters 65.8 4.2 57.5-74.1
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers 84.2 8.2 68.1-100.0
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers 43.2* 17.7 8.3-78.1
Construction laborers 52.1 4.8 42.8-61.4
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators + + +
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers 59.0 11.7 36.0-82.0
Painters/construction and maintenance 60.7 7.1 46.7-74.7
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 34.8 7.9 19.2-50.3
Roofers 56.7 10.0 37.0-76.4
Other construction trades workers 33.9 5.3 23.5-44.3
Other construction and related workers 30.5* 9.3 12.2-48.8
Management Occupations 45.6 5.1 35.4-55.7
Business & Financial Operations Occupations 14.5* 6.9 0.9-28.1
Architecture/Engineering Occupations + + +
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 22.0 5.3 11.7-32.4
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 38.2 7.7 23.1-53.3
Production Occupations 43.2 11.9 19.8-66.6
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations 32.4* 10.9 10.9-53.9
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector 33.5* 10.3 13.2-53.9

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

 

Table 7. Prevalence of temporary employment among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7
All Construction workers 15.1 1.3 12.6-17.7
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 8.0* 3.8 0.6-15.4
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons 26.3* 11.3 4.0-48.6
Carpenters 15.0 3.0 9.1-20.9
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers 34.2* 15.9 2.9-65.4
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers + + +
Construction laborers 26.2 4.4 17.6-34.8
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators + + +
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers 18.0* 7.1 4.0-32.0
Painters/construction and maintenance 19.6 4.8 10.1-29.0
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 23.0 6.7 9.8-36.1
Roofers 22.3* 9.3 3.9-40.6
Other construction trades workers 18.9 4.7 9.5-28.2
Other construction and related workers 20.3* 7.3 6.0-34.7
Management Occupations 9.5* 3.3 3.0-16.1
Business & Financial Operations Occupations + + +
Architecture/Engineering Occupations + + +
Office/Administrative Support Occupations + + +
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations + + +
Production Occupations + + +
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations + + +
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector + + +

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

 

Table 8. Prevalence of non-standard shifts among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7
All Construction workers 12.8 1.3 10.4-15.3
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 8.9* 4.0 1.1-16.8
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons + + +
Carpenters 13.5 2.7 8.3-18.7
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers + + +
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers + + +
Construction laborers 16.0 3.0 10.0-22.0
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators + + +
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers + + +
Painters/construction and maintenance 15.7* 5.4 5.1-26.3
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters + + +
Roofers + + +
Other construction trades workers 9.4* 3.1 3.3-15.6
Other construction and related workers + + +
Management Occupations 15.8 4.2 7.6-24.0
Business & Financial Operations Occupations + + +
Architecture/Engineering Occupations + + +
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 15.6* 5.1 5.6-25.7
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 12.3* 4.2 4.1-20.5
Production Occupations + + +
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations + + +
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector 28.9* 10.3 8.7-49.1

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

 

Table 9. Prevalence of job insecurity among working U.S. adultsby Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6
All Construction workers 54.5 1.9 50.7-58.3
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 44.1 8.1 28.2-60.0
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons 73.6 9.0 55.9-91.4
Carpenters 61.5 4.9 51.7-71.2
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers 81.9 11.2 59.8-100.0
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers 69.9 15.7 39.0-100.0
Construction laborers 68.9 5.4 58.3-79.4
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators 51.6 11.2 29.6-73.7
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers 72.7 14.2 44.7-100.0
Painters/construction and maintenance 57.8 7.5 43.1-72.4
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 68.8 8.0 53.0-84.6
Roofers 63.9 11.9 40.5-87.4
Other construction trades workers 56.9 7.0 43.1-70.7
Other construction and related workers 41.0 11.3 18.8-63.2
Management Occupations 40.1 5.3 29.7-50.4
Business & Financial Operations Occupations 17.9* 8.2 1.7-34.1
Architecture/Engineering Occupations 24.7* 11.6 1.8-47.6
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 44.5 6.7 31.4-57.7
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 49.8 8.6 33.0-66.7
Production Occupations 64.3 12.9 38.9-89.6
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations 64.0 9.8 44.7-83.3
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector 34.5* 10.6 13.6-55.4

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

 

Table 10. Prevalence of work-family imbalance among working U.S. adultsby Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1
All Construction workers 16.0 1.4 13.4-18.7
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 20.3* 6.8 7.0-33.7
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons + + +
Carpenters 15.4 3.6 8.4-22.5
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers + + +
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers + + +
Construction laborers 14.1 3.8 6.7-21.5
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators 29.5* 10.0 9.8-49.1
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers + + +
Painters/construction and maintenance 18.4* 6.3 5.9-30.9
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 13.3* 5.0 3.5-23.1
Roofers + + +
Other construction trades workers 10.5* 3.7 3.2-17.8
Other construction and related workers 15.9* 7.1 2.0-29.8
Management Occupations 17.2 4.2 9.0-25.4
Business & Financial Operations Occupations + + +
Architecture/Engineering Occupations -- -- --
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 17.8* 6.0 6.1-29.5
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 19.9* 6.4 7.4-32.5
Production Occupations 25.5* 10.7 4.5-46.5
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations + + +
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector 26.5* 12.4 2.0-50.9

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

-- No cases detected, likely due to insufficient sample size.

 

Table 11. Prevalence of hostile work environments among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4
All Construction workers 5.0 0.8 3.6-6.5
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers + + +
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons + + +
Carpenters + + +
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers + + +
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers -- -- --
Construction laborers 5.3* 2.4 0.6-9.9
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators -- -- --
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers + + +
Painters/construction and maintenance 7.3* 2.6 2.2-12.5
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 14.0* 6.7 1.0-27.1
Roofers + + +
Other construction trades workers + + +
Other construction and related workers + + +
Management Occupations + + +
Business & Financial Operations Occupations -- -- --
Architecture/Engineering Occupations + + +
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 11.7* 4.9 2.0-21.4
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations + + +
Production Occupations + + +
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations + + +
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector + + +

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

-- No cases detected, likely due to insufficient sample size.

 

Table 12. Prevalence of exposure to potential skin hazards at work among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3
All Construction workers 31.0 1.7 27.7-34.3
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 32.5 7.3 18.3-46.8
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons 25.6* 9.2 7.4-43.7
Carpenters 30.1 4.4 21.4-38.9
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers 40.5* 14.6 11.8-69.2
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers + + +
Construction laborers 39.2 5.2 29.1-49.4
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators 15.0* 6.4 2.4-27.5
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers 20.7* 9.8 1.4-40.1
Painters/construction and maintenance 58.8 7.3 44.4-73.2
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 44.0 8.3 27.6-60.3
Roofers 34.2 9.9 14.8-53.6
Other construction trades workers 27.9 5.0 18.1-37.7
Other construction and related workers 26.9* 9.0 9.2-44.7
Management Occupations 24.0 4.4 15.4-32.7
Business & Financial Operations Occupations + + +
Architecture/Engineering Occupations + + +
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 9.6* 4.4 1.0-18.2
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 47.3 8.1 31.4-63.2
Production Occupations 62.3 11.8 39.0-85.6
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations 22.8* 8.6 5.9-39.8
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector + + +

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

 

Table 13. Prevalence of exposure to outdoor work among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6
All Construction workers 72.9 1.7 69.6-76.2
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 80.5 6.8 67.2-93.9
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons 96.0 3.3 89.4-100.0
Carpenters 77.7 4.2 69.5-85.9
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers 40.1* 14.5 11.6-68.6
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers 100.0 # #
Construction laborers 87.9 3.4 81.4-94.5
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators 90.2 5.6 79.3-100.0
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers 47.8 12.8 22.5-73.0
Painters/construction and maintenance 70.7 7.0 57.0-84.5
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 77.7 7.0 63.8-91.6
Roofers 97.4 2.6 92.4-102.5
Other construction trades workers 82.7 5.3 72.3-93.1
Other construction and related workers 88.5 5.8 77.1-100.0
Management Occupations 61.8 5.6 50.7-72.8
Business & Financial Operations Occupations 24.6* 8.7 7.5-41.6
Architecture/Engineering Occupations 69.9 11.6 47.0-92.8
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 16.0* 5.0 6.2-25.9
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 80.0 6.8 66.7-93.3
Production Occupations 88.2 8.1 72.3-100.0
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations 91.7 5.7 80.5-100.0
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector 44.4 11.3 22.2-66.7

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

#Due to the small size of the subsample, we cannot conclude that all U.S. workers in this category are truly exposed

 

Table 14. Prevalence of exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8
All Construction workers 50.8 1.8 47.3-54.4
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 49.2 7.1 35.1-63.2
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons 57.7 11.0 36.1-79.4
Carpenters 54.9 4.5 46.0-63.7
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers 56.7 13.2 30.7-82.7
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers 56.3* 17.0 22.9-89.8
Construction laborers 49.8 5.0 40.0-59.7
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators 68.1 10.6 47.3-88.9
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers 63.9 12.4 39.6-88.3
Painters/construction and maintenance 69.0 7.0 55.2-82.7
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 72.8 8.0 57.2-88.5
Roofers 54.3 10.4 33.8-74.8
Other construction trades workers 61.6 6.4 49.1-74.2
Other construction and related workers 52.6 9.5 34.0-71.3
Management Occupations 34.2 5.2 24.0-44.4
Business & Financial Operations Occupations + + +
Architecture/Engineering Occupations + + +
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 15.4 4.6 6.4-24.3
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 59.5 8.7 42.4-76.7
Production Occupations 82.6 8.9 65.2-100.0
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations 61.5 10.8 40.2-82.8
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector 41.8 9.1 24.0-59.6

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

 

Table 15a. Prevalence of exposure to secondhand smoke at work among non-smoking U.S. adults by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6
All Construction workers 23.5 1.8 19.9-27.1
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 26.2* 9.4 7.8-44.6
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons 29.4* 12.3 5.2-53.6
Carpenters 25.9 5.5 15.1-36.7
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers 52.8* 16.2 20.8-84.7
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers 66.3* 23.3 20.6-100.0
Construction laborers 26.2 5.2 16.1-36.4
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators 26.4* 10.6 5.5-47.4
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers + + +
Painters/construction and maintenance 21.4* 8.2 5.2-37.6
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 33.3 9.9 13.8-52.8
Roofers 30.5* 13.6 3.8-57.2
Other construction trades workers 29.1 6.1 17.0-41.2
Other construction and related workers 26.1* 10.5 5.4-46.8
Management Occupations 10.3* 4.1 2.3-18.4
Business & Financial Operations Occupations + + +
Architecture/Engineering Occupations 30.4* 13.4 4.0-56.7
Office/Administrative Support Occupations + + +
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 25.1 7.2 10.9-39.2
Production Occupations 57.9 15.7 27.0-88.8
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations + + +
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector + + +

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

 

Table 15b. Prevalence of smoking among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Construction occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. Workers 19.7 0.4 18.9-20.4
All Construction workers 30.5 1.6 27.3-33.7
Supervisors/construction & extraction workers 28.1 7.1 14.1-42.1
Brickmasons/blockmasons/stonemasons 54.7 10.7 33.6-75.8
Carpenters 36.2 4.5 27.3-45.1
Carpet/floor & tile installers & finishers + + +
Cement masons/concrete finishers/terrazzo workers 33.4* 16.0 1.9-64.9
Construction laborers 24.1 4.0 16.2-32.0
Operating engineers/other construction equipment operators 15.5* 7.5 0.6-30.3
Drywall installers/ceiling tile installers/tapers 32.5* 12.5 8.0-57.1
Painters/construction and maintenance 32.8 6.6 19.8-45.8
Pipelayers/plumbers/pipefitters/steamfitters 34.0 7.7 18.9-49.2
Roofers 44.0 11.4 21.6-66.5
Other construction trades workers 34.6 6.0 22.7-46.5
Other construction and related workers 24.8* 8.3 8.6-41.1
Management Occupations 28.9 4.6 19.9-37.9
Business & Financial Operations Occupations + + +
Architecture/Engineering Occupations 16.7* 8.2 0.6-32.9
Office/Administrative Support Occupations 22.8 6.1 10.8-34.9
Installation/Maintenance/Repair Occupations 32.6 7.6 17.7-47.6
Production Occupations 46.3 11.9 23.0-69.6
Transportation/Material Moving Occupations 39.1 11.6 16.4-61.8
Other Occupations within the Construction Sector 25.2* 10.4 4.8-45.6

* These estimates have a relative standard error >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown as they do not meet NCHS reliability/precision standards.

 

 
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