|Document ID (ISN)||75460|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Hamm P.B., Nicogossian A.E., Pool S.L., Wear M.L., Billica R.D.
||Design and current status of the longitudinal study of astronaut health
||June 2000, Vol.71, No.6, p.564-570. 21 ref.
||The purpose of this paper is to report on the results of the Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health (LSAH) and to provide current mortality data. All astronauts selected for the United States Space Program are followed from selection throughout their lifetime or until the end of the study. Comparisons are ground-based Johnson Space Center employees matched to the astronauts at a 3:1 ratio by sex, age and body mass index. They are followed in the same manner as astronauts. Morbidity and mortality data are obtained from medical records supplemented with questionnaires. Checks for death certificates are made to ascertain death of participants who miss routine examinations. Cause-specific mortality rates for astronauts selected from 1959 through 1991 are not statistically different from rates for comparison participants for cardiovascular, cancer or other disease mortality. However, astronauts have a significantly higher mortality rate due to accidents and injuries.
||state of health; space travel; risk factors
||morbidity; frequency rates; human experiments; mortality
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations