Accession Number : ADA325723

Title :   Low Birth Weight and the Natality Experience of Female Aviators in the US Air Force Military Airlift Command and Strategic Airlift Command from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1994.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Hansen, Gilbert R.

PDF Url : ADA325723

Report Date : 29 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to look back to find if there is reason either from the literature or from the actual natality experience of Air Force aviators to believe that the current policy of allowing women to fly tankers and transports while pregnant poses a health risk to the mother or fetus. This thesis presents the demographics of the Natality experience of Air Force Aviators in Military Airlift Command and Strategic Airlift Command from 1980 to 1994 and compares the risk of Air Force aviators delivering term low birth weight infants to Air Force office workers at the same bases during the same time frames.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *WEIGHT, *FEMALES, *BIRTH, AIR FORCE, RISK, HEALTH, COMPARISON, DEMOGRAPHY, THESES, MILITARY RESEARCH, LIGHTWEIGHT, PREGNANCY, OFFICE PERSONNEL, FETUS, INFANTS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE