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Health Risk Factors in Construction versus All Industries

Cigarette smoking, diabetes, heavy drinking, hypertension, and obesity pose major risks to the health of workers. Each can contribute separately or jointly to morbidity and premature death, as well as to the likelihood of developing a chronic health condition.

This dashboard examines the prevalence of selected health risk factors among workers in construction compared to all industries, from 2010 to 2018. Data are from the National Center for Health Statistics’ (NCHS) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), downloaded through IPUMS.

Dashboard instructions and information on filters, charts, and definitions, are included on the information icon Data Dashboard information icon located to the right of the dashboard title.

You can download the data as a spreadsheet. Each worksheet’s name is based on the corresponding dashboard chart.

The dashboard will be updated when new data becomes available. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected].

Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. [2023]. Health Risk Factors in Construction versus All Industries [dashboard].


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