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Document ID (ISN)110597
CIS number 10-0234
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Houston S., Mitchell S., Evans S.
Title Application of a cardiovascular disease risk prediction model among commercial pilots
Bibliographic information Aug. 2010, Vol.81, No.8, p.768-773. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract In this cross-sectional study, a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction model was applied to United Kingdom commercial pilots. Variables included age, sex, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, use of antihypertensive medication, current smoking and diabetes status. Individual 10-year absolute CVD risk scores (also referred to as 10-yr global CVD risk) were calculated using a model developed by the Framingham Heart Study, a long-term ongoing cardiovascular cohort study on residents of a locality of the United States. None of the female pilots and 9.7% of male pilots were found to be at high risk. High-risk pilots are concentrated around 60 years of age. These pilots may require more comprehensive risk assessment. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; cardiovascular diseases; aircraft pilots; air transport; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; diabetes mellitus; hypertension; body weight; hazard evaluation; cross-sectional study; statistical evaluation; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Air transportation
Cardiovascular diseases
Smoking
Statistical methods