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Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 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 (Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector vs. All U.S. workers, 2010)

  All U.S. workers Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 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 5.9 0.9 4.1-7.7
Carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months1 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4 1.9 0.5 0.9-3.0
Current asthma1 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6 5.5 0.9 3.6-7.3
Injury or poisoning at work in the past 12 months1 2.8 0.4 2.0-3.4 2.0* 0.9 0.3-3.9
Work Organization Factors Work 60 hours a week or more2 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 12.3 1.5 9.2-15.3
Work 48 hours a week or more2 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5 27.8 2.0 23.9-31.6
Non-standard work arrangements1 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4 15.1 1.4 12.4-17.8
Temporary employment1 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7 4.3 0.7 2.9-5.8
Non-standard shifts1 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7 33.6 1.9 29.9-37.4
Psychosocial Exposures Job insecurity3 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6 30.4 1.9 26.7-34.1
Work-family imbalance3 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1 16.4 1.6 13.3-19.5
Hostile work environments1 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4 9.4 1.1 7.4-11.5
Physical/Chemical Exposures Exposure to potential skin hazards at work1 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3 14.3 1.4 11.6-17.0
Exposure to secondhand smoke at work4 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6 13.9 1.6 10.8-17.0
Exposure to outdoor work1 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6 53.4 2.0 49.6-57.3
Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes5 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8 40.4 1.9 36.6-44.1

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 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 9.8 0.3 9.2-10.3
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 5.9 0.9 4.1-7.7
Air transportation 11.5* 3.9 3.7-19.2
Rail transportation -- -- --
Truck transportation 5.0* 1.9 1.2-8.7
Bus service and urban transit 7.4* 3.7 0.1-14.7
Other transportation + + +
Services incidental to transportation + + +
Postal Service 6.1* 2.8 0.6-11.7
Couriers and messengers 7.2* 3.1 1.1-13.3
Warehousing and storage -- -- --
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution + + +
Natural gas distribution + + +
Electric and gas, and other combinations -- -- --
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems + + +
Other and not specified utilities + + +

* 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 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 3.1 0.2 2.8-3.4
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 1.9 0.5 0.9-3.0
Air transportation + + +
Rail transportation -- -- --
Truck transportation + + +
Bus service and urban transit + + +
Other transportation + + +
Services incidental to transportation + + +
Postal Service 6.9* 3.1 0.8-13.0
Couriers and messengers -- -- --
Warehousing and storage + + +
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution + + +
Natural gas distribution -- -- --
Electric and gas, and other combinations -- -- --
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems -- -- --
Other and not specified utilities -- -- --

* 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 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.2 0.2 6.7-7.6
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 5.5 0.9 3.6-7.3
Air transportation + + +
Rail transportation -- -- --
Truck transportation 5.1* 1.8 1.5-8.7
Bus service and urban transit 4.1* 1.8 0.5-7.6
Other transportation + + +
Services incidental to transportation + + +
Postal Service 10.2* 4.0 2.3-18.1
Couriers and messengers 4.7* 2.2 0.3-9.1
Warehousing and storage + + +
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 6.7* 2.5 1.8-11.5
Natural gas distribution -- -- --
Electric and gas, and other combinations -- -- --
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems -- -- --
Other and not specified utilities -- -- --

* 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 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.5
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 27.8 2.0 23.9-31.6
Air transportation 14.3* 4.6 5.2-23.5
Rail transportation 43.5 12.9 18.2-68.8
Truck transportation 40.2 4.5 31.2-49.1
Bus service and urban transit 11.1* 4.9 1.5-20.8
Other transportation 53.9 10.2 33.9-74.0
Services incidental to transportation 26.7 6.4 14.2-39.3
Postal Service 27.3 5.8 15.9-38.7
Couriers and messengers 29.2 7.1 15.3-43.2
Warehousing and storage 10.9* 5.0 1.2-20.7
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 33.2 6.8 19.8-46.6
Natural gas distribution + + +
Electric and gas, and other combinations + + +
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems + + +
Other and not specified utilities + + +

* 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 6. Prevalence of non-standard work arrangements among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 18.7 0.4 18.0-19.4
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 15.1 1.4 12.4-17.8
Air transportation 4.7* 2.2 0.3-9.2
Rail transportation + + +
Truck transportation 28.0 3.7 20.7-35.3
Bus service and urban transit 16.0* 5.0 6.2-25.8
Other transportation 38.3 8.3 21.9-54.7
Services incidental to transportation 13.4* 4.5 4.6-22.2
Postal Service 6.1* 2.5 1.3-11.0
Couriers and messengers 16.2 4.6 7.2-25.2
Warehousing and storage 15.5* 5.0 5.7-25.3
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution + + +
Natural gas distribution + + +
Electric and gas, and other combinations + + +
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems -- -- --
Other and not specified utilities -- -- --

* 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 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.2 0.3 6.7-7.7
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 4.3 0.7 2.9-5.8
Air transportation + + +
Rail transportation + + +
Truck transportation 5.2* 1.8 1.6-8.8
Bus service and urban transit + + +
Other transportation 12.2* 4.8 2.7-21.6
Services incidental to transportation 8.7* 3.3 2.2-15.2
Postal Service + + +
Couriers and messengers 7.7* 3.6 0.6-14.9
Warehousing and storage 6.2* 2.7 1.0-11.5
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution + + +
Natural gas distribution -- -- --
Electric and gas, and other combinations -- -- --
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems -- -- --
Other and not specified utilities + + +

* 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 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 28.7 0.5 27.8-29.7
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 33.6 1.9 29.9-37.4
Air transportation 70.1 5.6 59.0-81.2
Rail transportation 75.7 9.5 57.0-94.5
Truck transportation 40.5 4.0 32.7-48.4
Bus service and urban transit 23.9 6.4 11.3-36.6
Other transportation 41.5 8.4 25.0-58.0
Services incidental to transportation 27.9 6.8 14.5-41.2
Postal Service 20.0 4.4 11.4-28.6
Couriers and messengers 40.0 6.8 26.7-53.4
Warehousing and storage 20.7 5.8 9.3-32.1
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 14.4 4.0 6.5-22.3
Natural gas distribution + + +
Electric and gas, and other combinations + + +
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems 17.8* 7.3 3.3-32.2
Other and not specified utilities + + +

* 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. adults by Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 31.7 0.5 30.8-32.6
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 30.4 1.9 26.7-34.1
Air transportation 42.9 7.2 28.7-57.2
Rail transportation + + +
Truck transportation 42.1 4.5 33.3-50.9
Bus service and urban transit 28.1 6.8 14.7-41.6
Other transportation 24.6* 7.5 9.8-39.4
Services incidental to transportation 36.2 6.5 23.4-49.1
Postal Service 24.5 5.4 13.9-35.2
Couriers and messengers 26.3 5.8 14.9-37.8
Warehousing and storage 35.2 8.2 19.1-51.3
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 15.6 4.6 6.5-24.7
Natural gas distribution + + +
Electric and gas, and other combinations + + +
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems 23.4* 9.9 3.8-42.9
Other and not specified utilities + + +

* 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 10. Prevalence of work-family imbalance among working U.S. adults by Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 16.3 0.4 15.6-17.1
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 16.4 1.6 13.3-19.5
Air transportation 22.6 5.5 11.8-33.3
Rail transportation 49.9 12.7 25.0-74.8
Truck transportation 24.0 3.7 16.7-31.2
Bus service and urban transit 7.5* 3.3 1.0-14.1
Other transportation + + +
Services incidental to transportation 13.7* 5.2 3.5-23.8
Postal Service 6.8* 3.2 0.5-13.1
Couriers and messengers 12.2* 4.8 2.7-21.7
Warehousing and storage 17.6* 5.8 6.3-29.0
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 16.3* 5.0 6.4-26.2
Natural gas distribution + + +
Electric and gas, and other combinations 27.5* 12.7 2.6-52.4
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems 17.6* 7.4 3.0-32.1
Other and not specified utilities -- -- --

* 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 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 7.8 0.3 7.3-8.4
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 9.4 1.1 7.4-11.5
Air transportation 17.8 5.1 7.7-27.8
Rail transportation + + +
Truck transportation 8.8 2.4 4.1-13.4
Bus service and urban transit 8.5* 3.6 1.5-15.5
Other transportation 13.5* 5.3 3.1-23.9
Services incidental to transportation 5.7* 2.4 1.0-10.5
Postal Service 13.4 3.7 6.1-20.7
Couriers and messengers 8.7* 3.1 2.5-14.9
Warehousing and storage + + +
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution + + +
Natural gas distribution + + +
Electric and gas, and other combinations + + +
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems + + +
Other and not specified utilities + + +

* 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 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 20.6 0.4 19.8-21.3
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 14.3 1.4 11.6-17.0
Air transportation 11.8* 3.7 4.5-19.1
Rail transportation + + +
Truck transportation 11.7 2.5 6.8-16.6
Bus service and urban transit 16.2* 5.5 5.4-26.9
Other transportation + + +
Services incidental to transportation 20.0 5.6 8.9-31.0
Postal Service 7.8* 3.7 0.6-15.1
Couriers and messengers 12.8* 4.7 3.6-22.1
Warehousing and storage 11.0* 4.5 2.1-19.9
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 16.9 4.8 7.4-26.4
Natural gas distribution 33.9* 15.8 2.8-64.9
Electric and gas, and other combinations + + +
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems 31.6* 10.5 11.0-52.2
Other and not specified utilities 48.8* 14.9 19.5-78.0

* 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.

 

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

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 24.7 0.4 23.8-25.6
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 53.4 2.0 49.6-57.3
Air transportation 31.4 6.6 18.3-44.4
Rail transportation 82.3 8.6 65.4-99.1
Truck transportation 61.3 4.2 52.9-69.6
Bus service and urban transit 41.6 7.5 26.9-56.3
Other transportation 59.6 8.2 43.4-75.8
Services incidental to transportation 55.7 6.8 42.4-69.0
Postal Service 57.0 5.6 46.0-68.1
Couriers and messengers 55.4 6.6 42.5-68.3
Warehousing and storage 18.6* 5.8 7.2-30.0
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 59.1 6.1 47.0-71.1
Natural gas distribution 78.6 12.0 55.1-100.0
Electric and gas, and other combinations 48.6 12.3 24.3-72.9
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems 55.9 11.1 34.0-77.7
Other and not specified utilities 84.0 9.7 64.9-100.0

* 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.

 

Table 14. Prevalence of exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes among U.S. adults who worked in the past 12 months by Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 25.0 0.4 24.2-25.8
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 40.4 1.9 36.6-44.1
Air transportation 46.6 5.9 34.9-58.3
Rail transportation 73.9 8.5 57.3-90.5
Truck transportation 40.4 4.7 31.2-49.5
Bus service and urban transit 44.3 7.9 28.7-59.9
Other transportation 37.5 9.6 18.6-56.4
Services incidental to transportation 42.9 6.4 30.4-55.4
Postal Service 33.8 6.1 21.7-45.8
Couriers and messengers 46.0 6.5 33.3-58.8
Warehousing and storage 23.5 6.9 10.0-37.0
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 32.4 6.7 19.2-45.6
Natural gas distribution 45.5* 17.4 11.3-79.6
Electric and gas, and other combinations + + +
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems 41.4 11.8 18.2-64.6
Other and not specified utilities 34.5* 13.5 7.9-61.1

* 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 15a. Prevalence of exposure to secondhand smoke at work among non-smoking U.S. adults by Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 10.0 0.3 9.3-10.6
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 13.9 1.6 10.8-17.0
Air transportation 5.8* 2.8 0.2-11.4
Rail transportation + + +
Truck transportation 14.1 3.5 7.3-20.9
Bus service and urban transit 14.9* 5.9 3.4-26.4
Other transportation 19.1* 7.4 4.5-33.6
Services incidental to transportation 14.2* 5.0 4.4-24.0
Postal Service + + +
Couriers and messengers 22.8 6.8 9.4-36.1
Warehousing and storage 18.8* 6.8 5.4-32.3
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 13.7* 6.4 1.2-26.2
Natural gas distribution + + +
Electric and gas, and other combinations + + +
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems 20.3* 9.5 1.6-39.1
Other and not specified utilities + + +

* 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 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities subsector, 2010

  Prevalence (%) Standard Error of Prevalence 95% Confidence Interval
All U.S. workers 19.7 0.4 18.9-20.4
All Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector workers 21.1 1.6 17.9-24.3
Air transportation 10.6* 4.0 2.7-18.4
Rail transportation + + +
Truck transportation 32.0 4.2 23.7-40.3
Bus service and urban transit 18.1* 5.4 7.4-28.8
Other transportation 23.0* 7.1 8.9-37.0
Services incidental to transportation 21.2 5.3 10.8-31.6
Postal Service 18.7 4.7 9.3-28.0
Couriers and messengers 11.7* 3.5 4.8-18.7
Warehousing and storage 28.4 8.2 12.3-44.6
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 16.4 4.5 7.5-25.3
Natural gas distribution + + +
Electric and gas, and other combinations + + +
Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems 16.4* 7.3 2.0-30.7
Other and not specified utilities 42.8* 14.8 13.7-72.0

* 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.

 

 

 
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