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Table 2 Prevalence of health conditions reported by at least 15% of flight attendants

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

  Percentage of flight attendants (95% confidence intervals) Total number
A. FREQUENT SYMPTOMS: lasting 5-7 days (OVER PAST WEEK)  
Sinus congestion 29.0 (27.6 – 30.5) 3,789
Bloating 25.2 (23.8 - 26.6) 3,750
Fatigue 27.3 (25.9 - 28.7) 3,817
Anxiety 20 (18.7 – 21.3) 3,778
Back pain 27.7 (26.3 – 29.1) 3,787
Foot pain 28.5 (27.1 – 30.0) 3,775
Shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand pain 29.4 (28.0 – 30.9) 3,792
Generalized muscle aches 23.3 (21.9 – 24.7) 3,775
B. NOTABLE CONDITIONS: needing medical attention (OVER PAST 12 MONTHS)  
Reactive airways/sinusitis/allergies 54.7 (53.1 - 56.2) 3,850
Shortness of breath/reduced lung capacity 15.5 (14.4 – 16.7) 3,787
Other respiratory symptoms 14.6 (13.4 – 16.7) 3,436
Severe headache 23.4 (22.1 – 24.7) 3,804
Numbness/tingling of extremities 17 (15.8 – 18.2) 3,801
Dizziness/lightheadedness 19.4 (18.1 – 20.6) 3,796
Memory loss/Lack of concentration 14.7 (13.6 - 15.8) 3,783
Fatigue 36.8 (35.3 – 38.3) 3,809
Muscle weakness 16.3 (15.1 – 17.5) 3,778
Joint aches/pains 33.3 (31.8 – 38.8) 3,813
Rashes/hives 15.5 (14.3 – 16.6) 3,805
C. DIAGNOSED CONDITIONS: told by a care provider (EVER )  
High blood pressure 16.7 (15.5 – 17.8) 3,882
Chronic bronchitis 15.6 (14.5 – 16.7) 3,910
Migraines 19.4 (18.2 – 20.6) 3,934
Hearing loss 17 (15.9 - 18.2) 3,853
Low back pain 52.6 (51.0 – 54.2) 3,861
Sleep disturbances 33.7 (32.2 – 35.2) 3,852
Depression/Anxiety 36.3 (34.8 – 37.8) 3,851
Allergies 39.0 (37.5 – 40.6) 3,831