Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Rated Health as Fair or Poor§ – 2013 BRFSS, 21 States

The following tables show the percent of survey respondents who rated their health as fair or poor, 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)

342 17.2 12.6 21.9 0.14
Mining, Oil & Gas (21) 125 7.9 5.4 10.4 0.16
Utilities (22) 68 8.2 4.2 12.1 0.25
Transportation & Warehouse (48-49) 345 14.5 11.3 17.6 0.11
Construction (23) 556 11.6 9.7 13.5 0.08
Manufacturing (31-33) 779 12.2 10.4 13.9 0.07
Wholesale Trade (42) 120 11.5 7.8 15.2 0.16
Retail Trade (44-45) 889 11.3 9.7 12.9 0.07
Health Care & Social Assistance (62) 1247 9.5 8.1 11.0 0.08
Information (51) 146 7.9 4.6 11.2 0.21
Finance & Insurance (52) 233 5.9 4.1 7.6 0.15
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53) 151 11.8 7.5 16.1 0.19
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services
(54)
276 4.9 3.7 6.1 0.12
Management of Companies & Enterprises
(55)
12
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services (56) 342 17.8 14.6 21.1 0.09
Education (61) 666 7.3 5.8 8.8 0.10
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (71) 155 8.4 5.0 11.7 0.20
Accommodation & Food Services (72) 510 16.2 13.6 18.8 0.08
Other Services (except Public
Administration) (81)
498 12.7 10.5 14.8 0.09
Public Administration (92) 510 6.5 5.2 7.8 0.10
All Industries 7970 10.5 10.0 11.0 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) 669 7.1 5.8 8.5 0.10
Business & Financial Operations (13) 253 6.6 4.4 8.8 0.17
Computer & Mathematical (15) 144 5.4 3.8 7.0 0.15
Architecture & Engineering (17) 132 6.9 4.5 9.3 0.18
Life, Physical & Social Science (19) 65 3.0 1.5 4.6 0.26
Community & Social Services (21) 156 9.1 6.0 12.2 0.17
Legal (23) 81 6.1 3.7 8.5 0.20
Education, Training & Library (25) 394 6.3 4.5 8.2 0.15
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, &
Media (27)
145 6.0 4.2 7.8 0.15
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical (29) 352 5.5 3.9 7.1 0.15
Healthcare Support (31) 228 11.7 8.5 14.8 0.14
Protective Services (33) 130 7.5 5.1 10.0 0.17
Food Preparation & Serving (35) 393 17.3 14.0 20.5 0.10
Building & Grounds Cleaning &
Maintenance (37)
572 21.1 18.0 24.3 0.08
Personal Care & Service (39) 385 15.1 11.9 18.3 0.11
Sales & Related (41) 763 10.1 8.4 11.7 0.08
Office & Administrative Support (43) 938 9.4 8.0 10.7 0.07
Farming, Fishing & Forestry (45) 136 27.4 18.3 36.5 0.17
Construction & Extraction (47) 473 12.8 10.5 15.1 0.09
Installation, Maintenance & Repair (49) 281 9.6 7.2 11.9 0.13
Production (51) 495 16.3 13.2 19.4 0.10
Transportation & Material Moving (53) 510 15.9 13.1 18.8 0.09
All Occupations 7695 10.5 10.0 11.0 0.03

Abbreviations:
SOC = Standard Occupational Classification

§Respondents reported “Fair” or “Poor” to “Would you say that in general your health is: excellent; very good; good; fair; or poor?”

Page last reviewed: October 17, 2017