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    Occupational Health Indicators
    Occupational Health Indicators is a report that examines Illinois trends in occupational health using indicators developed by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). The CSTE published a report in 2003 that detailed the steps necessary to obtain state-level data for each of their 19 indicators. The indicators were developed by a workgroup that chose the indicators based on: the availability of statewide data; the public health importance of the exposure or health effect; and the potential for intervention (CSTE 2003). This comprises what is considered a fundamental program in occupational surveillance.

    In the full report, data for Illinois are presented here for 16 of the 19 indicators. Where possible, data are compared with other states and national findings to help situate the reader in a national context. States for comparison were chosen because of regional similarity and difference and by availability of data for comparable years. Since occupational injuries and illnesses are preventable, these data are intended to provide a resource for priority-setting by stakeholders charged with the goal of prevention in the realms of occupational health and safety and public health. Strengths and limitations of each indicator presented here are mostly reproduced from those listed in the CSTE How-to-Guide (CSTE 2008).

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