QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had a Repetitive Strain Injury During the Past 3 Months,† by Sex and Race and Hispanic Origin§ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021¶
Weekly / May 12, 2023 / 72(19);538
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Abbreviation: NH = non-Hispanic.
* Age-adjusted percentages are based on the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau standard population, using age groups 18–44, 45–64, 65–74, and ≥75 years, with 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on a positive response to the question, “During the past 3 months, did you have any injuries due to repetitive strain?”
§ Race groups are non-Hispanic; persons of Hispanic origin can be of any race. Total includes all adults, including other race groups not shown separately.
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2021, 9.0% of men and 8.9% of women aged ≥18 years had a repetitive strain injury during the past 3 months. Non-Hispanic White men (10.1%) were more likely to have a repetitive strain injury than were non-Hispanic Asian (Asian) (7.6%), non-Hispanic Black or African American (Black) (6.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (Hispanic) (6.4%) men. Black women (9.9%) were more likely to have a repetitive strain injury than were Asian women (7.2%); there were no significant differences between other race and Hispanic origin groups for women. Among Black persons, men were less likely to have a repetitive strain injury than were women. Percentages of repetitive strain injuries among other race and Hispanic origin groups were similar between men and women.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm
Reported by: Merianne R. Spencer, MPH, MSpencer@cdc.gov; Nazik Elgaddal, MS; Matthew F. Garnett, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had a Repetitive Strain Injury During the Past 3 Months, by Sex and Race and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:538. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7219a5.
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