Morbidity and disability among workers 18 years and older in the Healthcare and Social Assistance sector, 1997–2007
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2012-161
This report is one of a series of reports developed to describe the prevalence of disability and morbidity among current workers within these eight sectors. Survey data from the years 1997–2007 were used to describe the five aspects of worker’s health, including (1) health status, (2) physical activity limitations or disability, (3) prevalent chronic conditions (cancer, hypertension, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and severe psychological distress); (4) access to and use of health care services; and (5) health risk factors or behaviors. The report was developed as a descriptive resource to supplement ongoing research, and guide occupational health research and research-to-practice activities within industry.