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Table 5 Sleep aid medicine use, alcohol consumption, sexual harassment, verbal harassment and depression among working airline pilots

From: Airplane pilot mental health and suicidal thoughts: a cross-sectional descriptive study via anonymous web-based survey

Taken medicine (prescribed or “over the counter”) to help with sleep among those worked in past 30 days (n = 1425)a
 Elevated Depression Symptomsb Not during past month < Once a week Once or twice a week Three or more times a week Total
  No, n (%) 875 (89.6) 170 (86.7) 118 (79.7) 70 (66.7) 1233 (86.5)
  Yes, n (%) 101 (10.4) 26 (13.3) 30 (20.3) 35 (33.3) 192 (13.5)
Alcohol Consumption among those worked in past 30 days (n = 1417)
 Elevated Depression Symptomsb Never or < 1 Drink per month >1 Drink per month to 1 Drink per week > 1 Drink per week to 1 Drink per day >1 Drink per day Total
  No, n (%) 119 (83.8) 341 (87.0) 666 (87.0) 98 (83.8) 1224 (86.4)
  Yes, n (%) 23 (16.2) 51 (13.0) 100 (13.1) 19 (16.2) 193 (13.6)
Frequency of sexual harassment in last 12 months among those worked in past 30 days (n = 1414)a
 Elevated Depression Symptomsb Never 1 time 2–3 times 4 or more times Total
  No, n (%) 1129 (87.0) 62 (88.6) 24 (68.6) 7 (63.6) 1222 (86.4)
  Yes, n (%) 169 (13.0) 8 (11.4) 11 (31.4) 4 (36.4) 192 (13.6)
Frequency of verbal harassment in last 12 months among those worked in past 30 days (n = 1398)a
 Elevated Depression Symptomsb Never 1 time 2–3 times 4 or more times Total
  No, n (%) 973 (88.7) 148 (83.6) 74 (71.8) 12 (57.1) 1207 (86.3)
  Yes, n (%) 124 (11.3) 29 (16.4) 29 (28.2) 9 (42.9) 191 (13.7)
  1. aFisher’s exact test (two-sided) and trend test p-value < 0.05
  2. bElevated Depression Symptoms means PHQ-9 total score ≥ 10