Accession Number : ADA288957

Title :   U.S. Army Aviation Epidemiology Data Register: Trends in the Age Distribution of Army Aviators Stratified by Gender and Component, 1986 to 1992.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Shannon, Samuel G. ; Mason, Kevin T.

PDF Url : ADA288957

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The Aviation Epidemiology Data Register was queried to analyze the age distribution of Army aviators for the period 1986 through 1992. Detailed reference tables were published separately. This report summarizes the findings extracted from the reference tables and subjects data to statistical analysis. There has been a significant aging of the Army aviator population from 1986 through 1992, whatever the component of service. Most of the aging effect is seen in the cohort of aviators age 40 and older. This trend is due likely to a marching cohort of Vietnam-era aviators who are approaching military retirement age. Female aviators are significantly younger than their male peers. This finding is due likely to the recent recruitment of women into Army aviation during the 1980's. A bimodal curve exists in the age distribution of Army aviators. This finding is due likely to trends in Army force structure during the Vietnam War build up, followed by post-Vietnam force reduction, and followed by 1980's cold war build up. Now the Army is undertaking another force reduction in this decade.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ARMY AVIATION, *EPIDEMIOLOGY, *AGE DISTRIBUTION, DATA BASES, DATA PROCESSING, COMPARISON, GRAPHS, PILOTS, RECRUITING, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), POPULATION, MANPOWER, MILITARY MEDICINE, ACTIVE DUTY, MALES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, RETIREMENT(PERSONNEL), FEMALES, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE