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How much do occupational exposures contribute to the burden of chronic disease (e.g., cancer, CVD) in U.S. adults?

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Most of us spend a lot of time at work. Workplace physical and chemical hazards as well as organizational attributes of the job can have a profound impact on health. While work-related acute injuries and illnesses may be easy to recognize, the effects of work on chronic disease are more difficult to assess. Collecting occupational history and exposure information from the All of Us cohort will help us better understand the contribution of occupational exposures to chronic disease.

The remaining questions allow you to outline in more detail the information needed to address your research question. The series of questions allow up to five entries. If you have more than five entries, please try to prioritize them and enter the remainder in the final field. When done, click Submit at the bottom. No

If you did not find your Data Item #1 in the dropdown selection above, please enter it here. Current industry and occupation

By what method will Data Item #1 be obtained? This may Include procedures, tools, techniques, assays, and analytical approaches for the collection, measurement, or analysis of data. If you do not find the required method, you may enter it in the textbox below. Survey

Are there specifications that apply to the method by which Data Item #1 will be obtained, e.g., is the measurement taken once a year, every month, or some other variation? If you do not find your specification in the dropdown, you may enter it in the textbox below. Once per year

If Data Item #2 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here. Current work arrangement (e.g., permanent, contractor), schedule, and hours

Method #2 Survey

Specification #2 Once per year

If Data Item #3 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here History, occupational (industry and occupation, work arrangement, and work schedule of all jobs ever held)

If Method #3 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here Industry and occupation text can be collected by survey or linkage to electronic health records (EHRs) and coded to standard code sets for analysis in real time by linking to the NIOSH Industry and Occupation Computerized Coding System. Both industry (employer’s type of business; e.g., hospital) and occupation (employee’s type of job; e.g., nurse) of employment need to be collected separately for accurate coding. Work arrangement and work schedule can be collected through multiple choice questions.

If Specification #3 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here Collect at baseline

If Data Item #4 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here History, occupational exposures

Method #4 Survey

If Specification #4 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here Collect at baseline and update periodically (e.g., once per year)

If Data Item #5 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here Health outcomes (with a focus on chronic disease), including medical history that allows researchers to exclude cases with onset prior to work, although some pre-existing diseases may be exacerbated by work duties.

If Method #5 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here Survey, electronic health record

If Specification #5 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here Once every 1-5 years to determine incident cases

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