Accession Number : AD0620627

Title :   PERSONAL HABITS AMONG USAF AIRCREW MEMBERS: A SURVEY,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Davis,Jefferson C. ; Beyer,David H.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A questionnaire survey was conducted among 1,960 USAF aircrew members, one-half anonymous and one-half non-anonymous, in which each man recorded his drug, alcohol and tobacco consumption and diet for one 24-hour period. 1,087 responses were obtained (55.5 per cent). No significant differences were found between the anonymous and non-anonymous groups. Only nine men (one per cent) took non-acceptable self-medication while on flying status and of these only one man took the drug (a motion sickness preparation) on a day when he performed flying duty. 51.5 per cent of the men are cigaret smokers and an additional 10.3 percent smoke pipes or cigars only. 16.8 per cent of the 125 pilots flying on the day of the questionnaire ate no breakfast. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, BEHAVIOR), (*AVIATION MEDICINE, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL), MEDICAL EXAMINATION, ALCOHOLS, DRUGS, DIET

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE