OCCUPATIONAL RESPIRATORY DISEASE SURVEILLANCE
National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System (NORMS)
The National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System (NORMS) is a data-storage and interactive data-retrieval system developed and maintained by NIOSH. NORMS is a compilation of national mortality data obtained annually (since 1968, unless otherwise indicated) from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) multiple cause-of-death [note: = link to NORMS Glossary] records for the following respiratory conditions:
NORMS Query Systems
Provides national occupational respiratory mortality summary statistics in the form of tables, charts, and maps, 1968-2010.
Provides occupational respiratory mortality summary statistics by industry and/or occupation, 1985-1999.
Matches job titles with the 1980/1990 U.S. Bureau of Census, Industries and Occupations Classification System codes.
Provides U.S. Census population estimates in the form of tables, charts, and maps, 1968-2010.
Provides occupational respiratory mortality summary statistics by industry and/or occupation, 1985-1999 as well as 2003, 2004 and 2007.
Matches job titles with the 2000 U.S. Bureau of Census, Industries and Occupations Classification System codes.
- Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (since 1979)
- Malignant Mesothelioma (since 1999)
- Malignant Mesothelioma of Pleura
- Malignant Mesothelioma of Peritoneum
- Malignant Mesothelioma of Other Sites
- Malignant Mesothelioma, Unspecified Sites
- Byssinosis (since 1979)
- Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis
- Other Pneumoconiosis
- Unspecified Pneumoconiosis
Industry-specific and occupation-specific mortality data, for both the former and the following lists of respiratory conditions, have been compiled annually (1985-1999, 2003, 2004 and 2007, unless otherwise indicated) for a selected list of states (and years). Detailed industry and occupation crosswalks are provided for comparing the Census 1990 Industry and Occupation Classification System codes generated by Industry/Occupation Database I queries with the Census 2000 Industry and Occupation Classification System codes generated by Industry/Occupation Database II queries.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Bronchitis, not specified
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Other COPD and Bronchiectasis
- Conditions due to Chemical Fumes and Vapors
- Lung Cancer
- Malignant Neoplasm of the Pleura
- Mycobacterial Infections
- All Sites (aggregated)
- Pulmonary and Unspecified Sites
- Other Interstitial Pulmonary Diseases
- Pleural Plaque (since 1999)
- All Sites (aggregated)
- Respiratory Tuberculosis
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Deaths from these conditions are defined on the basis of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding categories. NORMS compiles mortality data for the total number of U.S. residents identified with any of the previously mentioned respiratory conditions listed on the entity axis or underlying cause-of-death code fields as well as for the subset of decedents where the respiratory condition is listed only as a contributing cause-of-death on the entity axis. Additional information is available by age group (0-14, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, or 85 years and older), race (white, black, or other), Hispanic origin , gender, and state and county of residence at the time of death.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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