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NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SUPPLEMENT

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Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry Profile


Background

In 2010, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), recognizing a growing need for current, national estimates on work-related health and safety conditions, sponsored an occupational health supplement (OHS) to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

The interviewed sample adult component of the 2010 NHIS consisted of 27,157 persons, of whom approximately 17,524 had been employed in the past 12 months. The sample is designed and weighted to produce national estimates.

For more information on the NHIS and to access the 2010 NHIS data, please refer to the following website: (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm)

Purpose

This profile summarizes the 2010 NHIS-OHS data for the Healthcare and Social Assistance sector through figures and tables in an effort to provide sector leaders with information so they can better understand health and exposure burdens specific to their industry.

In the 2010 NHIS-OHS, the sample of those employed by the Healthcare and Social Assistance sector consisted of 2,478 persons, representing approximately 20.5 million workers.  This profile summarizes the prevalence of selected health outcomes; work organization and psychosocial factors; and physical and chemical exposures among workers in the Healthcare and Social Assistance sector by industry subsector.  All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers are compared to all U.S. workers combined, and comparisons are made among Healthcare and Social Assistance subsectors, although small sample sizes within several of the subsectors limit the reporting of some estimates.

Index

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