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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 (Healthcare sector vs. All U.S. workers, 2010)

  All U.S. workers Healthcare 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 11.7 1.0 9.8-13.6
Carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months1 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4 3.3 0.5 2.4-4.2
Current asthma1 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6 8.7 0.8 7.2-10.2
Injury or poisoning at work in the past 12 months1 2.8 0.4 2.0-3.4 3.6* 1.1 1.2-5.7
Work Organization Factors Work 60 hours a week or more2 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 5.3 0.7 3.9-6.6
Work 48 hours a week or more2 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5 14.4 1.2 12.1-16.8
Non-standard work arrangements1 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4 10.7 0.8 9.1-12.3
Temporary employment1 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 3.9 0.5 2.9-5.0
Non-standard shifts1 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7 29.0 1.2 26.6-31.4
Psychosocial Exposures Job insecurity3 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6 22.8 1.2 20.5-25.1
Work-family imbalance3 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1 16.9 1.0 14.9-19.0
Hostile work environments1 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4 9.1 0.8 7.5-10.7
Physical/Chemical Exposures Exposure to potential skin hazards at work1 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3 25.7 1.1 23.5-27.9
Exposure to secondhand smoke at work4 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6 8.3 0.8 6.7-9.8
Exposure to outdoor work1 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6 6.9 0.7 5.5-8.2
Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes5 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8 14.2 1.0 12.3-16.1

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).

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

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 9.8 0.3 9.2-10.3
All Healthcare workers 11.7 1.0 9.8-13.6
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 13.2 1.8 9.7-16.7
Dentists 39.8* 14.7 10.9-68.8
Physicians and surgeons 9.3* 3.0 3.4-15.2
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists + + +
Respiratory therapists + + +
Registered nurses 12.1 2.2 7.8-16.5
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners 44.3* 19.3 6.3-82.2
Health technologists and technicians (all) 17.0 3.1 10.9-23.0
Dental hygienists 28.0* 11.6 5.1-50.9
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 23.2* 7.3 8.9-37.6
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 12.2* 4.9 2.6-21.7
Healthcare support occupations (all) 10.4 2.0 6.5-14.4
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 11.9 2.8 6.5-17.4
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants + + +
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 10.3 1.4 7.6-13.0

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

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4
All Healthcare workers 3.3 0.5 2.4-4.2
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 2.8* 0.9 1.0-4.7
Dentists -- -- --
Physicians and surgeons + + +
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists -- -- --
Respiratory therapists -- -- --
Registered nurses 2.4* 1.1 0.3-4.5
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners -- -- --
Health technologists and technicians (all) 2.8* 1.3 0.3-5.3
Dental hygienists + + +
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians + + +
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses + + +
Healthcare support occupations (all) 2.6* 0.8 0.9-4.2
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 3.2* 1.2 0.9-5.5
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants -- -- --
Phlebotomists -- -- --
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 4.1 0.9 2.4-5.8

* 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.

-- 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 Healthcare occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6
All Healthcare workers 8.7 0.8 7.2-10.2
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 9.8 1.6 6.6-12.9
Dentists + + +
Physicians and surgeons 10.1* 3.8 2.7-17.5
Physician assistants -- -- --
Physical therapists -- -- --
Respiratory therapists + + +
Registered nurses 11.5 2.3 7.1-16.0
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners -- -- --
Health technologists and technicians (all) 8.9 2.4 4.1-13.7
Dental hygienists + + +
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians + + +
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 10.1* 4.6 1.1-19.1
Healthcare support occupations (all) 8.5 1.7 5.2-11.9
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 11.3 2.5 6.5-16.2
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants + + +
Phlebotomists -- -- --
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 8.1 1.1 5.9-10.2

* 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 interview by Healthcare occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5
All Healthcare workers 14.4 1.2 12.1-16.8
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 23.8 2.8 18.3-29.3
Dentists + + +
Physicians and surgeons 66.7 6.2 54.4-78.9
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists + + +
Respiratory therapists -- -- --
Registered nurses 10.3 2.2 6.0-14.5
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners + + +
Health technologists and technicians (all) 6.5* 2.1 2.3-10.7
Dental hygienists -- -- --
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians + + +
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses + + +
Healthcare support occupations (all) 7.9 1.8 4.4-11.4
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 7.8 2.1 3.8-11.9
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides -- -- --
Dental assistants + + +
Phlebotomists -- -- --
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 13.4 1.8 9.8-17.0

* 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 Healthcare occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4
All Healthcare workers 10.7 0.8 9.1-12.3
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 13.6 1.6 10.5-16.7
Dentists 67.0 13.4 40.7-93.3
Physicians and surgeons 24.0 5.3 13.7-34.4
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists + + +
Respiratory therapists -- -- --
Registered nurses 8.9 2.0 5.0-12.8
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners -- -- --
Health technologists and technicians (all) 15.1 3.1 8.9-21.2
Dental hygienists 24.6* 11.4 2.1-47.0
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 25.3 7.2 11.0-39.5
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 15.9* 5.2 5.7-26.1
Healthcare support occupations (all) 11.4 1.9 7.6-15.2
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 13.3 2.6 8.2-18.3
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants + + +
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides + + +
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 7.6 1.1 5.5-9.6

* 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.

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

 

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

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7
All Healthcare workers 3.9 0.5 2.9-5.0
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 2.6* 0.8 1.0-4.2
Dentists -- -- --
Physicians and surgeons 6.1* 2.5 1.1-11.1
Physician assistants -- -- --
Physical therapists -- -- --
Respiratory therapists + + +
Registered nurses + + +
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners -- -- --
Health technologists and technicians (all) 8.2 2.1 4.0-12.3
Dental hygienists + + +
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 10.7* 4.9 1.1-20.4
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 11.3* 4.7 2.1-20.5
Healthcare support occupations (all) 5.3 1.4 2.4-8.1
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 5.8* 1.8 2.2-9.3
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides -- -- --
Dental assistants -- -- --
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides + + +
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 3.1 0.7 1.6-4.5

* 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.

+ 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 occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7
All Healthcare workers 29.0 1.2 26.6-31.4
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 32.9 2.2 28.7-37.2
Dentists + + +
Physicians and surgeons 38.5 5.9 27.0-50.1
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists -- -- --
Respiratory therapists + + +
Registered nurses 39.5 3.2 33.2-45.9
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners + + +
Health technologists and technicians (all) 33.4 3.9 25.7-41.1
Dental hygienists + + +
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 29.7 7.7 14.5-44.8
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 54.2 7.0 40.4-68.1
Healthcare support occupations (all) 36.0 2.9 30.3-41.8
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 46.8 3.4 40.1-53.5
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides -- -- --
Dental assistants + + +
Phlebotomists 52.4* 17.4 18.2-86.5
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 22.2 1.9 18.5-25.8

* 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.

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

 

Table 9. Prevalence of job insecurity among working U.S. adults by Healthcare occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6
All Healthcare workers 22.8 1.2 20.5-25.1
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 14.7 1.8 11.2-18.1
Dentists + + +
Physicians and surgeons 11.8* 3.9 4.1-19.4
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists + + +
Respiratory therapists + + +
Registered nurses 16.6 2.4 11.9-21.2
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners 43.6* 21.4 1.6-85.7
Health technologists and technicians (all) 24.4 3.6 17.2-31.5
Dental hygienists 30.5* 14.7 1.7-59.4
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 23.6 6.8 10.2-37.0
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 26.6 6.5 13.9-39.3
Healthcare support occupations (all) 28.5 2.7 23.1-33.9
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 32.4 3.7 25.2-39.6
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants 24.5* 10.2 4.3-44.7
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 25.2 1.9 21.5-28.8

* 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.

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

 

Table 10. Prevalence of work-family imbalance among working U.S. adults by Healthcare occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1
All Healthcare workers 16.9 1.0 14.9-19.0
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 19.0 1.9 15.3-22.8
Dentists + + +
Physicians and surgeons 29.8 5.3 19.5-40.2
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists -- -- --
Respiratory therapists + + +
Registered nurses 17.9 2.7 12.7-23.2
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners -- -- --
Health technologists and technicians (all) 18.8 3.0 12.9-24.7
Dental hygienists + + +
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 22.4* 7.0 8.7-36.2
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 17.8 5.3 7.3-28.4
Healthcare support occupations (all) 14.8 2.3 10.3-19.3
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 16.9 3.2 10.6-23.3
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides -- -- --
Dental assistants 18.4* 7.9 2.9-34.0
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 16.3 1.7 12.9-19.7

* 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.

+ 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 Healthcare occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4
All Healthcare workers 9.1 0.8 7.5-10.7
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 8.7 1.5 5.7-11.8
Dentists + + +
Physicians and surgeons + + +
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists -- -- --
Respiratory therapists + + +
Registered nurses 10.2 2.3 5.7-14.7
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners + + +
Health technologists and technicians (all) 10.0 2.4 5.2-14.7
Dental hygienists + + +
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians + + +
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 10.9* 4.2 2.6-19.1
Healthcare support occupations (all) 9.9 1.9 6.2-13.6
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 10.0 2.3 5.4-14.6
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants + + +
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 8.8 1.2 6.4-11.2

* 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 Healthcare occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3
All Healthcare workers 25.7 1.1 23.5-27.9
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 34.8 2.5 29.9-39.7
Dentists 41.7* 14.5 13.2-70.2
Physicians and surgeons 21.5 4.8 12.0-31.0
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists + + +
Respiratory therapists 49.9* 16.4 17.5-82.2
Registered nurses 40.2 3.4 33.6-46.8
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners 77.8 14.5 49.3-100.0
Health technologists and technicians (all) 28.7 3.1 22.6-34.8
Dental hygienists 44.1 12.2 20.2-68.1
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 28.6 7.5 13.7-43.4
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 27.8 6.3 15.4-40.2
Healthcare support occupations (all) 27.6 2.8 22.2-33.0
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 25.6 3.2 19.3-32.0
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants 54.0 10.2 33.9-74.1
Phlebotomists 51.4* 17.5 17.0-85.7
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 18.5 1.6 15.3-21.7

* 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.

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

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6
All Healthcare workers 6.9 0.7 5.5-8.2
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 2.1* 0.7 0.8-3.4
Dentists -- -- --
Physicians and surgeons + + +
Physician assistants -- -- --
Physical therapists -- -- --
Respiratory therapists -- -- --
Registered nurses 2.9* 1.0 0.9-4.9
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners -- -- --
Health technologists and technicians (all) 2.5* 1.2 0.1-4.9
Dental hygienists -- -- --
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians + + +
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses + + +
Healthcare support occupations (all) 7.7 1.7 4.4-11.0
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 8.8 2.2 4.5-13.1
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants -- -- --
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 10.5 1.3 8.0-13.0

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

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8
All Healthcare workers 14.2 1.0 12.3-16.1
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 12.9 1.8 9.3-16.5
Dentists 21.7* 10.5 1.1-42.3
Physicians and surgeons 5.6* 2.2 1.2-10.0
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists + + +
Respiratory therapists + + +
Registered nurses 14.7 2.4 10.1-19.4
Health technologists and technicians (all) 16.8 3.2 10.6-23.0
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 22.5* 7.6 7.6-37.4
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 14.3* 4.5 5.5-23.2
Healthcare support occupations (all) 15.4 2.2 11.1-19.7
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 13.4 2.6 8.3-18.4
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants 41.7 9.6 22.8-60.6
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides + + +
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 14.0 1.5 11.0-17.1

Note: Values for Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners and Dental hygienists have been suppressed due to low numbers of workers employed in these occupations in their longest-held jobs.

* 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 Healthcare occupational category, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6
All Healthcare workers 8.3 0.8 6.7-9.8
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 6.2 1.3 3.7-8.7
Dentists -- -- --
Physicians and surgeons + + +
Physician assistants -- -- --
Physical therapists + + +
Respiratory therapists -- -- --
Registered nurses 9.7 2.1 5.6-13.8
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners -- -- --
Health technologists and technicians (all) 9.2 2.5 4.2-14.2
Dental hygienists -- -- --
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians + + +
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 20.9* 6.4 8.3-33.4
Healthcare support occupations (all) 12.1 2.3 7.6-16.6
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 13.3 2.6 8.2-18.5
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants + + +
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 7.9 1.2 5.7-10.2

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

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 19.7 0.4 18.9-20.4
All Healthcare workers 17.3 1.2 15.0-19.6
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners (all) 8.0 1.2 5.5-10.4
Dentists -- -- --
Physicians and surgeons + + +
Physician assistants + + +
Physical therapists -- -- --
Respiratory therapists + + +
Registered nurses 11.1 1.8 7.5-14.7
Nurse midwives and nurse practitioners -- -- --
Health technologists and technicians (all) 15.7 2.8 10.2-21.1
Dental hygienists + + +
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians 17.8* 6.1 5.8-29.9
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 12.5* 4.3 4.0-21.0
Healthcare support occupations (all) 30.2 3.1 24.0-36.4
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 32.0 3.9 24.4-39.7
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides + + +
Dental assistants 37.9 10.4 17.4-58.5
Phlebotomists + + +
Pharmacists and pharmacy aides -- -- --
Other occupations within the healthcare sector 17.2 1.7 13.8-20.6

* 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.

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

 

 

 
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