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Health conditions among the currently employed: United States, 1988.
Park CH; Wagener DK; Winn DM; Pierce JP
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hyattsville, Maryland, Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, No. 186, DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 93-1514, 1993 Jul; :1-67
The results of a survey of the health conditions of employed United States civilians were reported. The data were obtained from the Occupational Health Supplement of the 1988 National Health Interview Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health conditions examined in this survey included musculoskeletal system problems, work related injuries, skin conditions, and eye, nose, and throat irritation. The performance of activities associated with high prevalences of musculoskeletal injuries was reported by between 8% and 38% of the respondents and 18% reported having back pain. Twenty two percent reported hand discomfort, 12% reported having dermatitis, and 36% had had eye, nose, and throat irritation during the 2 week period prior to the survey. The most common chronic conditions reported were neck, back, and spine problems and 7% of those surveyed reported having had one or more injuries on the job in the past 12 months. A decrease in the percentage of workers currently smoking was seen in the past decade and the incidence of chronic bronchitis was higher among current and former smokers compared with those who had never smoked.
Occupational-health; Back-injuries; Skin-disorders; Eye-irritants; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Cigarette-smoking; Physical-stress; Respiratory-system-disorders
DBBS; OD; DSHEFS; DSR
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hyattsville, Maryland, Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, No. 186, DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 93-1514, 67 pages, 31 references
MD; OH; WV
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