The Use of Simple Indicators for Detecting Potential Coronary Heart Disease Susceptibility in the Third-Class Airman Population
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An analysis was made of an eight-year interval change in several Framingham Heart Study FHS indicators of coronary heart disease CHD susceptibility as measured on 475 male air traffic control ATC personnel. The initial measurements were obtained from these personnel as ATC students in 1960- 1963 and the subsequent data were obtained eight years later from their current aeromedical certification records. This analysis revealed a general trend of advancing relative susceptibility to CHD with age and obesity. As a logical followup, analyses of similar data from 23,826 male ATC personnel and 424,333 male third-class airmen were accomplished. This report covers only the latter population segment. The data were obtained from current aeromedical certification records in January 1971. The distributions of resting blood pressure BP, resting heart rate HR and the 400 pathology code prevalence were compiled in age versus Framingham relative weight index FRWI tables. In accordance with the FHS, obesity was defined as a minimum FRWI of 120.0. Substantiating earlier findings all parameters generally increased with age and obesity.
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