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Table 1 Demographic data of included participants; fighter pilots (n = 36), helicopter pilots (n = 18), rear crew (n = 19).

From: Cervico-thoracic pain and associated impairments in air force personnel: a cross-sectional study

  All FP HP RC p-value
Age (years) 39 (8) 35a,b (7) 43a (8) 43b (7) 0.000
Height (m) 1.81 (0.06) 1.82 (0.06) 1.80 (0.06) 1.78 (0.06) 0.078
Weight (kg) 82 (9) 81 (7) 85 (12) 79 (7) 0.144
TFT (h) 1500 (1625) 1400a (1300) 2700a,c (2125) 1000c (900) 0.003
AFT (h) 110 (80) 120 (53) 113 (103) 68d (94) 0.086
  1. Data are presented as mean, SD with one-way ANOVA for age, height and weight, and median with interquartile range for TFT and ANFT.
  2. TFT: Total flight time, AFT: annual flight time (i.e., previous 12 months), FP: Fighter pilots, HP: Helicopter pilots, RC: Rear crew.
  3. P-values in bold represent significant difference between FP, HP and RC. Post-hoc analysis with Bonferroni adjusted p-values (p = 0.05/3): a: p < 0.017 between FP and HP. b: p < 0.017 between FP and RC. c: p < 0.017 between HP and RC. d: missing data, n = 3.