Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Has Been Told They Have High Blood Pressure§ – 2013 BRFSS, 21 States

The following tables show the percent of survey respondents who have been told they have high blood pressure, by industry and by occupation. We produced these tables using the 2013 BRFSS Industry and Occupation Module data, a non-public dataset. To collect important demographic information for employed adults, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored the BRFSS industry and occupation (I&O) optional module for years 2013–2017. Data on “…high blood pressure” are not collected every year. We analyzed the survey responses in SAS 9.3 using the SURVEYFREQ procedure.

Industry (2-Digit NAICS Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence
Limit
Upper Confidence
Limit
Coefficient
of Variation
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
(11)
993 24.5 20.1 28.9 0.09
Mining, Oil & Gas (21) 378 27.4 21.9 32.9 0.10
Utilities (22) 323 31.7 25.3 38.1 0.10
Transportation & Warehouse (48-49) 1048 31.7 27.8 35.6 0.06
Construction (23) 1487 25.0 22.4 27.6 0.05
Manufacturing (31-33) 2331 27.7 25.6 29.8 0.04
Wholesale Trade (42) 356 26.9 21.0 32.8 0.11
Retail Trade (44-45) 2293 24.4 22.2 26.6 0.05
Health Care & Social Assistance (62) 4203 24.3 22.7 25.9 0.03
Information (51) 531 23.6 19.0 28.2 0.10
Finance & Insurance (52) 1048 23.6 20.6 26.5 0.06
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53) 565 27.7 23.0 32.3 0.09
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services
(54)
1359 22.1 19.8 24.3 0.05
Management of Companies & Enterprises
(55)
42 28.0 11.3 44.8 0.30
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services (56) 690 25.7 21.6 29.9 0.08
Education (61) 2819 24.0 22.0 26.0 0.04
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (71) 453 22.1 17.1 27.2 0.12
Accommodation & Food Services (72) 818 16.9 14.2 19.7 0.08
Other Services (except Public
Administration) (81)
1307 25.4 22.7 28.1 0.05
Public Administration (92) 2146 30.1 27.5 32.6 0.04
All Industries 25190 25.0 24.3 25.7 0.01

Abbreviations:
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System
NCHS = National Center for Health Statistics

Occupation (2-Digit SOC Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence
Limit
Upper Confidence
Limit
Coefficient
of Variation
Management (11) 2946 27.3 25.3 29.4 0.04
Business & Financial Operations (13) 1133 25.7 22.7 28.8 0.06
Computer & Mathematical (15) 634 24.0 20.5 27.4 0.07
Architecture & Engineering (17) 662 25.5 21.4 29.5 0.08
Life, Physical & Social Science (19) 354 16.2 12.9 19.5 0.10
Community & Social Services (21) 559 22.8 18.4 27.2 0.10
Legal (23) 313 22.2 18.0 26.5 0.10
Education, Training & Library (25) 1802 22.0 19.6 24.4 0.06
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, &
Media (27)
492 20.3 16.6 24.0 0.09
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical
(29)
1757 22.0 19.8 24.2 0.05
Healthcare Support (31) 544 21.9 18.4 25.5 0.08
Protective Services (33) 548 26.9 22.7 31.1 0.08
Food Preparation & Serving (35) 675 17.0 14.1 19.9 0.09
Building & Grounds Cleaning &
Maintenance (37)
987 28.8 25.0 32.7 0.07
Personal Care & Service (39) 837 26.4 22.6 30.3 0.07
Sales & Related (41) 2271 23.9 21.8 26.1 0.05
Office & Administrative Support (43) 3160 26.3 24.3 28.2 0.04
Farming, Fishing & Forestry (45) 227 21.9 14.9 28.9 0.16
Construction & Extraction (47) 1193 25.8 22.7 28.9 0.06
Installation, Maintenance & Repair (49) 772 29.2 25.1 33.4 0.07
Production (51) 1125 25.3 22.4 28.2 0.06
Transportation & Material Moving (53) 1296 32.5 28.9 36.1 0.06
All Occupations 24287 25.0 24.3 25.7 0.01

Abbreviations:
SOC = Standard Occupational Classification

§Respondents answered “Yes” to “Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you have high blood pressure? (Female respondents who answered “Yes, but told only during pregnancy” were grouped into the “No” category for the purposes of these analyses).

Page last reviewed: February 22, 2018