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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 (Wholesale Trade sector vs. All U.S. workers, 2010)

  All U.S. workers Wholesale Trade 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 10.2 1.7 6.8-13.6
Carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months1 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4 2.5* 0.8 0.9-4.1
Current asthma1 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6 6.4 1.5 3.5-9.4
Injury or poisoning at work in the past 12 months1 2.8 0.4 2.0-3.4 + + +
Work Organization Factors Work 60 hours a week or more2 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 8.2 1.7 4.9-11.4
Work 48 hours a week or more2 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5 25.9 2.7 20.6-31.3
Non-standard work arrangements1 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4 9.6 1.8 6.1-13.2
Temporary employment1 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 2.9 0.8 1.3-4.4
Non-standard shifts1 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7 16.2 2.2 12.0-20.5
Psychosocial Exposures Job insecurity3 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6 30.4 3.2 24.0-36.8
Work-family imbalance3 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1 15.0 2.2 10.7-19.4
Hostile work environments1 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4 6.5 1.4 3.7-9.3
Physical/Chemical Exposures Exposure to potential skin hazards at work1 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3 12.6 2.1 8.6-16.7
Exposure to secondhand smoke at work4 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6 13.7 2.5 8.8-18.7
Exposure to outdoor work1 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6 30.6 2.8 25.1-36.1
Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes5 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8 21.2 2.4 16.4-26.0

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.

+ Estimates with a relative standard error >50% are not shown 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 9.8 0.3 9.2-10.3
All Wholesale Trade workers 10.2 1.7 6.8-13.6
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers 22.0* 10.5 1.4-42.6
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 9.5* 3.7 2.4-16.7
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 9.5* 3.2 3.1-15.8
Other wholesale trade + + +
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 13.7* 5.0 3.9-23.5
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4
All Wholesale Trade workers 2.5* 0.8 0.9-4.1
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers + + +
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Other wholesale trade + + +
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers -- -- --

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6
All Wholesale Trade workers 6.4 1.5 3.5-9.4
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers + + +
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Other wholesale trade -- -- --
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 10.3* 4.9 0.8-19.9
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 28.3* 13.5 1.7-54.9
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5
All Wholesale Trade workers 25.9 2.7 20.6-31.3
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 35.6 7.6 20.6-50.6
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 30.0 6.1 18.0-42.0
Other wholesale trade + + +
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers 37.3 10.0 17.6-57.0
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 17.1* 5.7 5.8-28.3
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers + + +
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4
All Wholesale Trade workers 9.6 1.8 6.1-13.2
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 8.3* 2.9 2.5-14.1
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 14.6* 5.2 4.4-24.9
Other wholesale trade 35.9* 14.8 6.8-65.0
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 8.8* 3.8 1.2-16.3
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers + + +
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7
All Wholesale Trade workers 2.9 0.8 1.3-4.4
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 5.7* 2.8 0.2-11.2
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Other wholesale trade + + +
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers + + +
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7
All Wholesale Trade workers 16.2 2.2 12.0-20.5
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 24.6 5.2 14.3-34.9
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 15.9 4.4 7.3-24.6
Other wholesale trade + + +
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers 17.2* 7.6 2.3-32.1
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 14.6* 5.5 3.9-25.4
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers + + +
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6
All Wholesale Trade workers 30.4 3.2 24.0-36.8
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers 30.3* 14.9 1.1-59.6
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 33.4 7.1 19.5-47.3
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 27.5 6.1 15.5-39.5
Other wholesale trade + + +
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers 38.4 10.8 17.2-59.6
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers 20.2* 8.5 3.6-36.8
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 33.2 7.8 17.8-48.5
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 47.6* 15.0 18.1-77.2
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1
All Wholesale Trade workers 15.0 2.2 10.7-19.4
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 25.1 6.2 12.9-37.2
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 12.2* 3.7 4.8-19.5
Other wholesale trade -- -- --
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers 12.6* 6.2 0.4-24.8
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 15.6* 5.9 3.9-27.2
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers -- -- --

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4
All Wholesale Trade workers 6.5 1.4 3.7-9.3
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 9.6* 3.6 2.5-16.7
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 13.8* 4.4 5.3-22.4
Other wholesale trade -- -- --
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers + + +
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers -- -- --

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3
All Wholesale Trade workers 12.6 2.1 8.6-16.7
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 7.8* 2.9 2.0-13.6
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 9.2* 3.2 2.9-15.5
Other wholesale trade -- -- --
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 19.7* 7.0 5.9-33.5
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 37.0* 13.6 10.2-63.8
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6
All Wholesale Trade workers 30.6 2.8 25.1-36.1
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers 48.5 14.4 20.3-76.7
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 33.0 6.3 20.5-45.5
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 38.3 5.5 27.4-49.2
Other wholesale trade + + +
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers 33.6* 13.5 7.0-60.1
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers 21.0* 8.8 3.7-38.2
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers 22.9* 9.7 3.8-42.1
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 26.2 7.9 10.7-41.7
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 63.4 13.1 37.6-89.2
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8
All Wholesale Trade workers 21.2 2.4 16.4-26.0
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers 54.4 14.1 26.7-82.1
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 21.7 5.2 11.4-32.0
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 19.9 4.4 11.3-28.5
Other wholesale trade -- -- --
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers + + +
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 27.0 7.4 12.4-41.6
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 68.6 17.1 35.0-100.0
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 38.2* 14.9 8.8-67.5

* 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 15a. Prevalence of exposure to secondhand smoke at work among non-smoking U.S. adults by Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6
All Wholesale Trade workers 13.7 2.5 8.8-18.7
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers 66.6 14.8 37.6-95.7
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 6.9* 2.9 1.3-12.5
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 7.8* 3.1 1.8-13.9
Other wholesale trade + + +
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers -- -- --
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 24.0* 8.3 7.6-40.4
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 46.6* 17.6 12.0-81.1
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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 Wholesale Trade subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 19.7 0.4 18.9-20.4
All Wholesale Trade workers 23.5 2.5 18.5-28.4
Motor vehicles/parts and supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers 25.2 5.8 13.7-36.6
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 24.7 5.5 13.8-35.5
Other wholesale trade + + +
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers + + +
Lumber/other construction materials merchant wholesalers + + +
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers 32.8* 10.4 12.2-53.3
Electrical/electronic goods merchant wholesalers 28.0* 10.1 8.2-47.8
Hardware/plumbing and heating equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers + + +
Machinery/equipment/supplies merchant wholesalers 18.6 5.2 8.4-28.8
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 42.3* 13.4 15.9-68.6
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers + + +

* 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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