Accession Number : AD0773452

Title :   Height and Weight Errors in Aeromedical Certification Data,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Lategola,Michael T. ; Lynn,Clyde A. ; Folk,Earl D. ; Booze,Charles F. , Jr. ; Lyne,Peggy J.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The Framingham Relative Weight Index (FRWI) of obesity was described in previous reports as a screening aid for detecting susceptibility to coronary heart disease (CHD). FRWI calculation requires measured values of height and weight but the height and weight values on standard airman medical applications are usually stated estimates of the examinee. Because such stated (unmeasured) data are vulnerable to error, samples from aeromedical certification sources were examined for errors. In a separate study, the stated and measured weights of 206 ATC personnel were compared. The degree of stated-weight error was substantial and was directly proportional to the degree of underweight or overweight. Due to weight understatement by grossly overweight individuals, the 120.0% FRWI classification of obesity based on stated weight is quite conservative. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *AVIATION PERSONNEL, *CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), WEIGHT, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, AVIATION MEDICINE, PHYSICAL FITNESS, BLOOD PRESSURE, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), OBESITY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE