Comparison of Status Variables among Accident and Non-Accident Airmen from the Active Airman Population
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The distributions of age, weight, height, body weightbody surface area and ponderal index for the accident versus non-accident segments of the active airman population were compared for years 1966-1967. The differences in the distributions of these five status variables in the accident versus non- accident population segments were statistically significant in all instances. The accident rate increased with age and was highest for ages of 60 or greater. The accident rate also increased with the variables related to increasing body weight. The interrelationship between age and body weight represents the most obvious focus for future research efforts. Various paired combinations of age with each of the other four variables are potentially capable of narrowing the focus of where, within the active airman population, to search for undetected human factors associated with accidents.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems