Putting data to work: occupational health indicators from thirteen pilot states for 2000.
NIOSH 2005 Oct; :1-76
CSTE's published Occupational Health Indicators document defines 19 OHIs and one "Employment Demographics" profile. The document defines each OHI by one or more measures of frequency. It also provides a brief discussion of the significance and limitations of the measure(s) and recommendations for additional data analysis. A "how-to" guide outlining a step-by-step process for generating individual state indicator data follows each OHI definition. This report presents the application of the OHI methodology in 13 states that participated in a pilot project of these indicators for the year 2000. The report begins with demographic profiles of the workforce in the U.S. and participating states. Each OHI measure is presented with 2000 data listed alphabetically by state in each figure and table. A brief narrative about the significance of the OHI precedes each indicator's data. Where available, information for the nation is provided as a basis for comparison. A description of the data sources used to generate the OHIs, including significant data limitations, is provided after the OHI chapters. The workgroup acknowledges significant limitations in the design of these OHIs, intrinsic to both the nature of the OHIs and to the data sources upon which they rely. Because of these limitations, caution is advised when interpreting the OHIs. Data limitations that should be considered are noted in the box.
Surveillance-programs; Demographic-characteristics; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Racial-factors; Sex-factors; Age-factors; Age-groups
(NIOSH) 2005-154; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-007277; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U01-OH-007302
DSHEFS; DRDS; OD
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
OH; WV; WI; WA; MA; NY; NE; CA; NC; MI; ME; NM
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)