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Table 1 Characteristics of the flight attendant sample

From: The self-reported health of U.S. flight attendants compared to the general population

Characteristic N Percentages with 95% confidence intervals
Age (Mean = 46.7 ± 9.8 S.D.) N = 3985  
  18 -39   24.6 (23.2-25.9)
  40 -59   66.3 (64.8-67.8)
  ≥ 60   9.1 (8.2-10.0)
Gender N = 3981  
  Male   20 (19-21)
  Female   80 (79-81)
Tenure as Flight Attendant N = 3685  
  < 6years   9.8 (8.9-10.8)
  6 – 10 years   19.7 (18.4-21.0)
  11 - 15 years   12.9 (11.8-14.0)
  16 – 20 years   16.1 (14.9-17.2)
  >20 years   41.4 (39-8 -43.0)
Education N = 3977  
  <high school diploma   0% (n = 3)
  High school or GED   5.4 (4.7-6.1)
  Some college, no degree   35.7 (34.2-37.2)
Two-year college degree   14.3 (13.2-15.3)
  Four-year college degree   36.6 (35.1-38.1)
  Graduate education   7.9 (7.0 -8.7)
Current Smoker N = 4011  
  No   91 (90.1-91.7)
  Yes   9 (8.1-9.9)
Overweight/Obese N = 3877  
  No   87.8 (86.7-88.8)
  Yes   12.2 (11.2-13.2)
  1. S.D. = Standard Deviation