Accession Number : ADA264721
Title : 1992 Worldwide Survey of Substance Abuse and Health Behaviors Among Military Personnel
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST (RTI) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC
Personal Author(s) : Bray, Robert M ; Kroutil, Larry A ; Luckey, James W ; Wheeless, Sara C ; Iannacchione, Vincent G
Report Date : Dec 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 453
Abstract : The report presents the results of the 1992 Worldwide Survey of Substance Abuse and Health Behaviors Among Military Personnel. This is the fifth in a series of surveys of military personnel conducted in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, and 1992 under the direction of the Department of Defense. All the surveys investigated the prevalence of alcohol use, illicit drug use, tobacco use, the consequences of alcohol use and the consequences of drug use. The 1985 and 1988 surveys also examined health behaviors other than substance use on the quality of life of military personnel. In 1992, the survey was expanded to give greater emphasis to health risks, knowledge and beliefs about AIDS transmission, and nutrition. In addition, in the 1992 survey, the impact of operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm on substance use rates was examined; included questions to assess problem gambling in the military; gathered information to estimate medical costs associated with heavy cigarette smoking and drinking among active duty personnel; and made extensive comparisons with national survey data.... Substance Abuse, Military Personnel, Smoking, Drinking, Health Survey, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Drug Abuse, AIDS, Tobacco, Alcohol, Drug.
Descriptors : *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *HEALTH SURVEYS , *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , RISK , IMPACT , COMPARISON , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , STATISTICS , ESTIMATES , TOBACCO PLANTS , GAMBLING , DRUG ABUSE , ALCOHOLS , DRUG USERS , QUESTIONNAIRES , QUALITY , DATA ACQUISITION , ACTIVE DUTY , BEHAVIOR , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , DRUGS , PUBLIC HEALTH
Subject Categories : Psychology
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE