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Excessive Proportion of Disabilities among Airline Pilots and Navigators Due to Cardiovascular Diseases: A Surveillance Lead.


PB95200424

Publication Date 1984
Personal Author Crouse, W.; Fischbach, T.
Page Count 10
Abstract The incidence of cardiovascular disability in white, male airline pilots and navitagors was compared to that of the general white male population of the United States. Data for the study were taken from the Social Security Administration disabled worker file for 1975 and 1976. In pilots and navigators, proportional morbidity ratios (PMRs) for heart and hypertensive disease, and for ischemic heart disease were 1.99 and 2,28, respectively. The authors suggest that this finding supports the theory that airline pilots have jobs which have high stress levels, resulting in high cardiovascular disability incidence. Other possible causes of the high PMRs were discussed, including nonoccupational factors associated with pilots and navigators, low levels of noncardiovascular disorders in this group, and early diagnosis because of frequent physical examinations.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Flight crews
  • Stress(Physiology)
  • Pilots(Personnel)
  • Navigators
  • Mortality
  • Risk factors
  • Risk assessment
  • Epidemiology
  • Stress(Psychology)
  • Attitudes
  • Air transportation
  • Health risks
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57W - Stress Physiology
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 44C - Community & Population Characteristics
  • 92B - Psychology
  • 94D - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Surveillance Branch.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199513
Excessive Proportion of Disabilities among Airline Pilots and Navigators Due to Cardiovascular Diseases: A Surveillance Lead.
Excessive Proportion of Disabilities among Airline Pilots and Navigators Due to Cardiovascular Diseases: A Surveillance Lead.
PB95200424

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Flight crews
  • Stress(Physiology)
  • Pilots(Personnel)
  • Navigators
  • Mortality
  • Risk factors
  • Risk assessment
  • Epidemiology
  • Stress(Psychology)
  • Attitudes
  • Air transportation
  • Health risks
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57W - Stress Physiology
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 44C - Community & Population Characteristics
  • 92B - Psychology
  • 94D - Job Environment
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