Accession Number : ADA306468

Title :   U.S. Army Aviation Epidemiology Data Register. Population Demographics and Aeromedical Disqualifications among Female U.S. Army Flight Surgeons and Aeromedical Physician Assistants for Calender Years 1986 to 1995.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Mason, Kevin T. ; Bryce, Michelle H.

PDF Url : ADA306468

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This was a descriptive study to meet the short-notice requirements of the U.S. Army Aero-medical Center in support of the upcoming Women in Army Aviation Symposium in February 1996. Analysis of available data in the Aviation Epidemiology Data Register and school records at the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine provided a better understanding of the age distribution, numbers, retention, and aeromedical disposition outcomes of female Army flight surgeons and aeromedical physician assistants for the period 1986 to 1995. Seven data tables are provided to summarize the findings. Among a cohort of 141 applicants, 107 attended the Army Flight Surgeon Primary Course, Aeromedical physician assistant applicants were just as likely as flight surgeons to attend the U.S. Army Fight Surgeon Primary Course (Relative risk (Katz)=l.06, CI 0.95= 0.81,1.39) Many attending the course required a waiver for their medical disqualifications (42.1%) . Flight surgeons were more likely than aeromedical physician assistants to require a waiver, but not significantly (Relative risk (Katz) =2.75, CI 0.95=0.76,9.91).

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, *FLIGHT SURGEONS, *AVIATION MEDICINE, RISK, SCHOOLS, TABLES(DATA), RECORDS, ARMY, PHYSICIANS, WOMEN, ARMY AVIATION, FEMALES, AGE DISTRIBUTION, WAIVER.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE