Top 10 at-risk jobs for back pain

Industry

Prevalence of back injuries

Lumber and building materials retailing

23.9%

Crude petroleum and natural gas extraction

22.0%

Sawmills, planing mills, and millwork

21.7%

Grocery stores

18.7%

Construction

17.8%

Trucking service

17.6%

Furniture and home furnishing stores

16.9%

Agricultural production, crops

16.7%

Auto and home supply stores

16.7%

Blast furnaces, steelworks, rolling and finishing mills

16.6%

Source: The National Center for Health Statistic’s 1998 National Health Interview Study.