Prevalence Rates of Work Organization Characteristics Among Workers in the U.S.: Data From the 2010 National Health Interview Survey
Published Date:Aug 21 2012
Source:Am J Ind Med. 56(6):647-659.
Interviews As Topic
Long Work Hours
Non-standard Work Arrangements
Work Schedule Tolerance
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4557703
Funding:DYT1/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
Surveillance is needed to capture work organization characteristics and to identify their trends.
Data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) were used to calculate prevalence rates for four work organization characteristics (long work hours, non-standard work arrangements, temporary positions, and alternative shifts) overall, and by demographic characteristics, and industry and occupation of current/recent employment.
Data were available for 27,157 adults, of which 65% were current/recent workers. Among adults who worked in the past 12 months, 18.7% worked 48 hr or more per week, 7.2% worked 60 hr or more per week, 18.7% had non-standard work arrangements, 7.2% were in temporary positions, and 28.7% worked an alternative shift.
Prevalence rates of work organization characteristics are provided. These national estimates can be used to help occupational health professionals and employers to identify emerging occupational safety and health risks, allow researchers to examine associations with health, and use the data for benchmarking.
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