Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Has Been Told They Have Diabetes§ – 2013 BRFSS, 21 States

The following tables show the percent of survey respondents who have been told they have diabetes, 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. 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) 275 6.9 4.7 9.1 0.16
Mining, Oil & Gas (21) 87 4.0 2.6 5.5 0.18
Utilities (22) 78 5.9 3.2 8.6 0.23
Transportation & Warehouse (48-49) 311 11.5 8.8 14.3 0.12
Construction (23) 298 4.9 3.7 6.1 0.13
Manufacturing (31-33) 622 7.9 6.5 9.3 0.09
Wholesale Trade (42) 97 6.0 3.8 8.2 0.19
Retail Trade (44-45) 632 7.6 6.1 9.2 0.10
Health Care & Social Assistance (62) 1375 8.5 7.5 9.5 0.06
Information (51) 148 6.8 4.2 9.4 0.20
Finance & Insurance (52) 271 6.1 4.6 7.6 0.12
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53) 160 9.3 6.2 12.3 0.17
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services (54) 351 5.9 4.6 7.2 0.11
Management of Companies & Enterprises (55) 13
Administrative & Support & Waste Management
& Remediation Services (56)
204 8.4 6.1 10.6 0.14
Education (61) 851 8.0 6.6 9.3 0.09
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (71) 130 8.0 4.3 11.7 0.24
Accommodation & Food Services (72) 268 5.6 4.2 7.0 0.13
Other Services (except Public Administration)
(81)
407 7.2 5.9 8.5 0.10
Public Administration (92) 656 9.1 7.5 10.7 0.09
All Industries 7234 7.5 7.1 7.9 0.03

Estimates with a coefficient of variation >50% or that are based on cell sizes of ≤10 are not shown as they do not meet NCHS standards of reliability/precision.

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) 727 7.6 6.1 9.1 0.10
Business & Financial Operations (13) 304 7.6 5.9 9.2 0.11
Computer & Mathematical (15) 185 5.7 4.1 7.4 0.15
Architecture & Engineering (17) 170 6.6 3.8 9.4 0.22
Life, Physical & Social Science (19) 83 4.8 2.7 6.9 0.22
Community & Social Services (21) 185 9.1 5.5 12.6 0.20
Legal (23) 97 9.4 5.1 13.8 0.23
Education, Training & Library (25) 554 6.7 5.4 8.0 0.10
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, &
Media (27)
128 4.8 3.2 6.3 0.16
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical
(29)
518 7.4 5.9 8.8 0.10
Healthcare Support (31) 190 6.8 4.9 8.7 0.14
Protective Services (33) 151 6.9 4.5 9.3 0.18
Food Preparation & Serving (35) 236 6.6 4.8 8.4 0.14
Building & Grounds Cleaning &
Maintenance (37)
308 11.4 8.8 13.9 0.11
Personal Care & Service (39) 325 10.5 8.0 13.0 0.12
Sales & Related (41) 630 6.9 5.6 8.2 0.10
Office & Administrative Support (43) 1003 9.0 7.8 10.2 0.07
Farming, Fishing & Forestry (45) 65 5.9 2.9 8.8 0.26
Construction & Extraction (47) 237 5.1 3.7 6.5 0.14
Installation, Maintenance & Repair (49) 159 5.0 2.7 7.3 0.23
Production (51) 293 5.9 4.6 7.2 0.11
Transportation & Material Moving (53) 399 9.9 7.5 12.2 0.12
All Occupations 6947 7.4 7.0 7.9 0.03

Abbreviations:

SOC = Standard Occupational Classification

§Respondents answered “Yes” to “Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you have diabetes?” (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: October 18, 2017