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Table 2 Prevalence of health conditions and symptoms reported by at least 15% of participants

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

  All participants Female Male
No. cases (%)
Frequent symptoms: lasting 5–7 days over the past week
 Dry eyes 1036 (20.0%) 890 (21.2%) 146 (15.1%)
 Sinus congestion 1279 (24.7%) 1033 (24.5%) 246 (25.3%)
 Sinus pain 867 (16.8%) 710 (17.0%) 157 (16.3%)
 Runny nose 1064 (20.6%) 901 (21.4%) 163 (16.9%)
 Bloating 1291 (25.0%) 1117 (26.6%) 174 (18.0%)
 Fatigue 1392 (25.9%) 1156 (26.5%) 236 (23.7%)
 Anxiety 845 (16.4%) 696 (16.6%) 149 (15.4%)
 Sleep disturbances 1838 (35.4%) 1541 (36.6%) 297 (30.6%)
 Back pain 1243 (24.0%) 1051 (24.9%) 192 (19.8%)
 Foot pain 1250 (24.2%) 1078 (25.6%) 172 (17.8%)
 Shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand pain 1531 (29.7%) 1323 (31.5%) 208 (21.5%)
 Joint pain 1101 (21.3%) 949 (22.6%) 152 (15.7%)
Notable conditions: needing medical attention over the past year
 Dry eyes 1075 (21.4%) 909 (22.3%) 166 (17.7%)
 Sinus congestion 2173 (42.7%) 1813 (43.9%) 360 (37.8%)
 Sinus pain 1943 (38.3%) 1620 (39.2%) 323 (33.9%)
 Ear pain 1339 (26.6%) 1145 (28.0%) 194 (20.6%)
 Ear infection 755 (15.1%) 649 (16.0%) 106 (11.3%)
 Runny nose 1132 (22.5%) 947 (23.1%) 185 (19.6%)
 Sore throat 975 (19.4%) 814 (19.9%) 161 (17.0%)
 Cough 1408 (27.8%) 1167 (28.4%) 241 (25.4%)
 Hoarseness 790 (15.8%) 674 (16.6%) 116 (12.3%)
 Bloating 862 (17.3%) 725 (17.9%) 137 (14.6%)
 Fatigue 1076 (21.4%) 899 (22.0%) 177 (18.8%)
 Anxiety 1070 (21.3%) 896 (22.0%) 174 (18.5%)
 Depression 817 (16.3%) 667 (16.4%) 150 (15.9%)
 Sleep disturbance 1364 (27.1%) 1133 (27.7%) 231 (24.4%)
 Back pain 1376 (27.3%) 1145 (28.0%) 231 (24.3%)
 Foot pain 1034 (20.6%) 878 (21.6%) 156 (16.5%)
 Shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand pain 1463 (29.0%) 1254 (30.6%) 209 (22.1%)
 Joint pain 849 (17.0%) 711 (17.5%) 138 (14.6%)
 Pneumonia 1.380 (30.9%) 1143 (31.6%) 237 (27.7%)
 Sinusitis 967 (19.6%) 814 (20.3%) 153 (16.4%)
 Anxiety 871 (17.5%) 712 (17.6%) 159 (16.9%)
 Depression 882 (17.7%) 725 (17.9%) 157 (16.8%)
 Sleep disturbance 1224 (24.4%) 999 (24.5%) 225 (23.9%)
 Allergies (pollen, dust, mold) 1355 (27.0%) 1145 (28.1%) 210 (22.3%)
 Chronic back pain 942 (18.9%) 781 (19.3%) 161 (17.1%)
 Cancer (any) 871 (17.1%) 771 (18.6%) 100 (10.4%)
 Hypertension 854 (17.2%) 617 (15.3%) 237 (25.2%)
 High cholesterol 1026 (20.6%) 764 (18.9%) 262 (27.7%)