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Table 3 Comparative age-adjusted prevalence of health conditions in the FAHS and NHANES

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

Risk Factors and Health Outcomes Gender FAHS count, Unweighted NHANES count, weighted Prevalence FAHS, % Prevalence NHANES, % SPR (95% CI)
Overweight Female 1306 768 29.7 59.7 0.50 (0.47–0.53)
  Male 536 1048 44.7 72.6 0.62 (0.59–0.65)
Obesity Female 304 441 7.1 34.3 0.21 (0.18–0.24)
  Male 113 438 11.1 30.3 0.37 (0.33–0.41)
Current smoker Female 295 208 7.2 16.1 0.44 (0.38–0.52)
  Male 119 280 12.5 19.4 0.64 (0.56–0.74)
High cholesterol Female 764 365 14.5 28.4 0.51 (0.46–0.57)
  Male 262 470 18.8 32.6 0.58 (0.52–0.64)
Hypertension Female 617 332 11.4 25.8 0.44 (0.39–0.50)
  Male 237 384 16.6 26.6 0.63 (0.56–0.70)
Coronary heart disease Female 42 16 0.67 1.3 0.53 (0.29–0.96)
  Male 24 29 1.5 2.0 0.73 (0.47–1.15)
Chronic bronchitis Female 239 72 4.6 5.6 0.82 (0.63–1.07)
  Male 42 80 2.9 5.6 0.53 (0.40–0.70)
Asthma Female 409 226 9.2 17.6 0.52 (0.45–0.61)
  Male 83 191 7.0 13.3 0.53 (0.44–0.63)
Sleep disorder Female 999 91 21.3 7.1 3.00 (2.45–3.69)
  Male 225 128 17.5 8.9 1.98 (1.64–2.38)
Fatigue Female 572 87 14.7 6.8 2.18 (1.75–2.70)
  Male 123 61 12.8 4.2 3.04 (2.32–4.00)
Depression Female 120 17 3.0 13.5 2.23 (1.36–3.66)
  Male 50 13 5.1 0.9 5.57 (3.12–9.94)
Reproductive cancera Female 267 38 4.9 2.9 1.66 (1.18–2.33)
Any cancerb Female 771 86 14.3 6.7 2.15 (1.73–2.67)
  Male 100 86 5.3 6 0.89 (0.69, 1.14)
  1. CI Confidence interval, FAHS Flight Attendant Health Study, NHANES National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, SPR Standardized prevalence ratio
  2. aBreast, uterine, cervical, and ovarian cancers
  3. bBreast, ovarian, uterine, cervical, lung, oral, esophageal, prostate, testicular, colon, bladder, melanoma, non-melanoma skin, leukemia, thyroid, brain, lymphoma, liver, kidney, stomach and pancreatic cancers