Table 6

Estimated prevalence and OR (95% CI) of work related wheezing by industry in the NHANES III adult study population (1998–4)

CodesIndustryCases*Prevalence (%)SE (%)OR95% CI
*Total number of observed cases=438, 16 cases had missing information on occupational history and were not included in the analysis; †referent group.
1Administration and finance†468.181.511.00
2Agriculture, forestry, and fishing2717.123.332.671.44 to 4.97
3Mining32.552.020.270.04 to 1.66
4Construction3425. to 6.47
5Food and kindred products83.542.340.340.08 to 1.48
6Textile mill products2214.004.72 2.19 0.92 to 5.22
8Paper products, printing, and publishing69.974.711.300.41 to 4.14
9Chemicals, petroleum, and coal products31.501.070.190.05 to 0.81
10Rubber, plastics, and leather products315.9010.432.180.44 to 10.74
11Lumber and wood products512.156.541.190.29 to 4.99
12Metal industries1712.133.911.470.70 to 3.11
14Electrical machinery, equipment, and supplies2115.653.972.251.02 to 4.95
15Transportation equipment1615.684.482.050.75 to 5.61
17Trucking and transportation2113.353.931.510.72 to 3.18
19Communications514.516.852.070.66 to 6.48
20Utilities512.697.721.550.34 to 7.08
21Wholesale2112.453.161.490.71 to 3.13
23Retail4111.782.391.440.76 to 2.74
27Eating and drinking places2510.383.081.130.45 to 2.84
31Business services114.541.460.530.27 to 1.04
32Repair services927.617.653.351.35 to 8.33
33Private households411.297.971.650.34 to 8.06
34Lodging places722.049.904.101.39 to 12.14
35Personal services46.594.330.840.19 to 3.65
36Entertainment and recreation services514.276.892.320.77 to 6.92
37Health related3710.422.451.380.62 to 3.09
40Educational services297.331.921.160.59 to 2.27
43Justice, public order, and safety34.754.140.500.07 to 3.40