Health characteristics by longest held occupation and industry of employment: United States, 1980

Am J Ind Med. 1993 Jul;24(1):25-39. doi: 10.1002/ajim.4700240104.


Occupational and industrial hazards are unevenly distributed in the workplace. National estimates for selected health indices of persons aged 17 years and over in the civilian noninstitutionalized population are presented for categories of longest held occupation and industry of employment. These estimates were based on data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in the 1980 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the Occupational Supplement, the first survey to collect data on longest held, in addition to current, occupation and industry of employment. Data on length of longest held job, limitation of activity, disability days, incidence of acute conditions, persons injured, hospitalizations, and utilization of medical and dental services are presented.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Employment / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Hospitals / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / epidemiology
  • Population Surveillance
  • Time Factors
  • United States / epidemiology