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Table 1 Characteristics by gender, Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study, 2014–2015

From: Estimating the health consequences of flight attendant work: comparing flight attendant health to the general population in a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Female (n = 4368) Male (n = 998)
Mean (SD) No. (%) Mean (SD) No. (%)
Age (years)
 18–39   641 (14.7%)   215 (21.5%)
 40–59   2349 (53.78%)   601 (60.2%)
  ≥ 60   1378 (31.6%)   182 (18.2%)
Tenure as flight attendant (years) 21.1 (11.8) 17.4 (10.1)
Educational attainment
  < High school diploma/GED   1 (0.02%)   2 (0.2%)
 High school diploma/GED   290 (6.9%)   56 (5.8%)
 Some college/trade certificate   2088 (49.9%)   442 (46.0%)
 College degree or higher   1808 (43.2%)   462 (48.0%)
Current smoker
 No   3899 (93.0%)   846 (87.7%)
 Yes   295 (7.0%)   119 (12.3%)
Past smoker
 No   2872 (68.6%)   628 (65.2%)
 Yes   1317 (31.4%)   335 (34.8%)
Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2)
 No   2530 (66.0%)   374 (41.1%)
 Yes   1306 (34.1%)   536 (58.9%)
  1. BMI Body mass index, SD Standard deviation