Accession Number : ADA316598

Title :   U.S. Army Aviation Life Support Equipment Retrieval Program: Prediction of Sitting Height Based on Stature for Mishap Injury Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

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

PDF Url : ADA316598

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : During an analysis of injury patterns in OH-58 and UH-1 mishaps, the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) found sitting height data was available only for aviators trained after 1986. Since many aviators flying during the study period were trained before 1986, a model was developed to predict sitting height based on some other measure. Stature was selected since it is measured annually, is consistent from year to year, and is available for all aviators in the study. The linear regression models were developed for each gender to predict sitting height from stature. Two cohorts of aircrew members were studied and compared; a 1988 anthropometry survey of Army aviators (487 males and 334 females), and an anthropometry dataset of 1988 aviator training applicants (6,071 males and 239 females) stored in the Aviation Epidemiology Data Register (AEDR).

Descriptors :   *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, *FLIGHT CREWS, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *HEIGHT, *AVIATION MEDICINE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ARMY RESEARCH, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING, PILOTS, FLIGHT, PATTERNS, LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS, ANTHROPOMETRY, MEDICAL LABORATORIES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE