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Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry Profile -Data Tables for Figures

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

  All U.S. workers Healthcare and Social Assistance 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 12.0 0.8 10.4-13.6
Carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months1 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4 3.6 0.5 2.7-4.5
Current asthma1 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6 8.8 0.7 7.5-10.0
Injury or poisoning at work in the past 12 months1 2.8 0.4 2.0-3.4 2.8* 0.9 1.1-4.7
Work Organization Factors Work 60 hours a week or more2 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 5.1 0.6 3.9-6.3
Work 48 hours a week or more2 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5 14.7 1.0 12.7-16.8
Non-standard work arrangements1 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4 13.0 0.8 11.5-14.5
Temporary employment1 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 4.2 0.5 3.2-5.1
Non-standard shifts1 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7 27.6 1.1 25.5-29.7
Psychosocial Exposures Job insecurity3 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6 24.8 1.1 22.6-27.0
Work-family imbalance3 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1 16.2 0.9 14.4-18.0
Hostile work environments1 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4 9.1 0.7 6.7-9.4
Physical/Chemical Exposures Exposure to potential skin hazards at work1 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3 25.0 1.0 23.0-26.9
Exposure to secondhand smoke at work4 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6 8.0 0.7 6.7-9.4
Exposure to outdoor work1 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6 11.3 0.8 9.8-12.9
Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes5 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8 13.7 0.9 12.0-15.5

* 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.

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 Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 9.8 0.3 9.2-10.3
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 12.0 0.8 10.4-13.6
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 11.0 1.2 8.7-13.4
Offices of dentists 14.9 4.4 6.2-23.6
Home health care services 7.8 2.1 3.8-11.9
Hospitals 12.4 1.5 9.5-15.3
Nursing and residential care facilities 12.0 2.3 7.6-16.4
Social assistance (all) 12.8 1.8 9.2-16.4
Child day care services 13.0 3.0 7.1-19.0
Veterinary services 17.7* 6.3 5.4-29.9

* 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.

 

Table 3. Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 3.6 0.5 2.7-4.5
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 3.0 0.7 1.7-4.4
Offices of dentists + + +
Home health care services 3.8* 1.7 0.6-7.1
Hospitals 3.1 0.8 1.6-4.5
Nursing and residential care facilities 4.5 1.3 1.9-7.0
Social assistance (all) 4.8 1.2 2.3-7.2
Child day care services 4.2* 1.7 0.8-7.6
Veterinary services + + +

* 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 4. Prevalence of current asthma among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 8.8 0.7 7.5-10.0
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 8.5 1.2 6.2-10.8
Offices of dentists + + +
Home health care services 13.2 3.2 7.0-19.5
Hospitals 8.9 1.3 6.4-11.3
Nursing and residential care facilities 8.7 1.6 5.5-11.8
Social assistance (all) 8.9 1.5 6.1-11.8
Child day care services 7.3 2.2 3.1-11.6
Veterinary services 11.1* 5.4 0.4-21.8

* 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 5. Prevalence of working 48 hours a week or more among U.S. adults working one job at the time of interview by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 14.7 1.0 12.7-16.8
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 11.3 1.4 8.7-14.0
Offices of dentists + + +
Home health care services 11.8 3.3 5.3-18.3
Hospitals 19.0 2.1 14.8-23.1
Nursing and residential care facilities 11.3 2.2 7.0-15.6
Social assistance (all) 14.7 2.0 10.7-18.7
Child day care services 18.6 3.3 12.1-25.1
Veterinary services 29.5 8.6 12.6-46.4

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

 

Table 6. Prevalence of non-standard work arrangements among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 13.0 0.8 11.5-14.5
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 17.7 1.6 14.5-20.8
Offices of dentists 22.7 5.0 12.8-32.5
Home health care services 26.0 4.1 18.0-34.0
Hospitals 4.8 0.8 3.3-6.3
Nursing and residential care facilities 6.6 1.6 3.5-9.6
Social assistance (all) 22.2 2.2 17.9-26.5
Child day care services 26.7 3.3 20.1-33.2
Veterinary services 16.2* 6.4 3.7-28.7

* 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.

 

Table 7. Prevalence of temporary employment among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 4.2 0.5 3.2-5.1
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 5.4 1.0 3.5-7.3
Offices of dentists + + +
Home health care services 11.0 3.3 4.5-17.5
Hospitals 2.9 0.7 1.5-4.2
Nursing and residential care facilities + + +
Social assistance (all) 5.6 1.0 3.6-7.6
Child day care services 5.8 1.5 2.9-8.8
Veterinary services -- -- --

+ 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 8. Prevalence of non-standard shifts among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 27.6 1.1 25.5-29.7
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 19.1 1.6 16.0-22.2
Offices of dentists 6.9* 3.0 0.9-12.9
Home health care services 31.2 4.6 22.2-40.2
Hospitals 33.2 1.9 29.4-37.0
Nursing and residential care facilities 44.0 3.1 38.0-50.0
Social assistance (all) 22.2 2.4 17.4-27.0
Child day care services 15.6 3.4 8.9-22.2
Veterinary services 24.9* 8.1 8.9-40.8

* 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 9. Prevalence of job insecurity among working U.S. adults by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 24.8 1.1 22.6-27.0
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 24.6 1.8 21.0-28.1
Offices of dentists 21.9 5.5 11.2-32.7
Home health care services 33.0 4.6 24.0-42.0
Hospitals 18.7 1.6 15.5-21.9
Nursing and residential care facilities 28.4 3.0 22.4-34.3
Social assistance (all) 33.3 2.8 27.9-38.8
Child day care services 31.0 4.1 22.9-39.1
Veterinary services 20.9* 8.6 4.1-37.8

* 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. adults by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 16.2 0.9 14.4-18.0
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 16.8 1.7 13.5-20.0
Offices of dentists 14.2 4.1 6.1-22.4
Home health care services 16.3 3.3 9.7-22.9
Hospitals 16.3 1.5 13.3-19.3
Nursing and residential care facilities 19.3 2.7 14.0-24.7
Social assistance (all) 12.2 1.7 8.8-15.7
Child day care services 9.1 2.0 5.1-13.1
Veterinary services 24.2* 8.8 6.8-41.5

* 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 11. Prevalence of hostile work environments among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 9.1 0.7 7.7-10.6
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 9.0 1.3 6.6-11.5
Offices of dentists 8.8* 3.6 1.7-15.9
Home health care services 5.9* 1.9 2.1-9.7
Hospitals 8.8 1.3 6.4-11.3
Nursing and residential care facilities 10.4 2.1 6.3-14.5
Social assistance (all) 9.4 1.7 6.2-12.6
Child day care services 2.8* 1.3 0.4-5.3
Veterinary services + + +

* 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 12. Prevalence of exposure to potential skin hazards at work among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 25.0 1.0 23.0-26.9
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 20.1 1.7 16.8-23.4
Offices of dentists 38.2 6.0 26.3-50.1
Home health care services 18.9 3.7 11.7-26.2
Hospitals 29.4 2.1 25.3-33.5
Nursing and residential care facilities 31.3 3.3 24.8-37.8
Social assistance (all) 19.8 1.9 16.1-23.5
Child day care services 26.2 3.4 19.6-32.9
Veterinary services 51.7 9.5 33.1-70.3

 

Table 13. Prevalence of exposure to outdoor work among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 11.3 0.8 9.8-12.9
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 7.7 1.0 5.6-9.7
Offices of dentists + + +
Home health care services 11.4 2.8 6.0-16.8
Hospitals 3.4 0.8 1.8-5.0
Nursing and residential care facilities 12.9 2.4 8.1-17.6
Social assistance (all) 28.6 2.4 23.9-33.3
Child day care services 39.1 3.8 31.8-46.5
Veterinary services 20.2* 6.6 7.2-33.3

* 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 14. Prevalence of exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 13.7 0.9 12.0-15.5
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 11.5 1.2 9.1-14.0
Offices of dentists 32.9 5.7 21.6-44.2
Home health care services 12.0* 3.6 4.9-19.2
Hospitals 16.0 1.6 12.9-19.2
Nursing and residential care facilities 16.0 2.5 11.2-20.9
Social assistance (all) 9.8 1.8 6.3-13.3
Child day care services 9.6 2.4 4.9-14.4
Veterinary services 30.2 8.8 12.8-47.6

* 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.

 

Table 15a. Prevalence of exposure to secondhand smoke at work among non-smoking U.S. adults by Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 8.0 0.7 6.7-9.4
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 8.8 1.1 6.6-11.1
Offices of dentists + + +
Home health care services 18.2 3.4 11.4-24.9
Hospitals 4.5 0.9 2.8-6.3
Nursing and residential care facilities 17.0 2.9 11.4-22.7
Social assistance (all) 7.0 1.5 4.0-10.0
Child day care services + + +
Veterinary services + + +

+ 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 Healthcare and Social Assistance subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 19.7 0.4 18.9-20.4
All Healthcare and Social Assistance workers 17.0 1.0 15.1-19.0
Ambulatory healthcare services (all) 16.9 1.5 13.8-19.9
Offices of dentists 20.2 5.2 10.0-30.4
Home health care services 25.8 4.3 17.4-34.2
Hospitals 12.5 1.6 9.4-15.7
Nursing and residential care facilities 29.1 3.0 23.2-35.1
Social assistance (all) 15.5 1.9 11.7-19.3
Child day care services 13.8 2.8 8.3-19.3
Veterinary services 24.7* 9.0 6.9-42.5

* 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.

 

 
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