Accession Number : ADA431566


Title :   2002 Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Military Personnel


Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST (RTI) INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC


Personal Author(s) : Bray, Robert M ; Hourani, Laurel L ; Rae, Kristine L ; Dever, Jill A ; Brown, Janice M ; Vincus, Amy A ; Pemberton, Michael R ; Marsden, Mary E ; Faulkner, Dorothy L ; Vandermaas-Peeler, Russ


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a431566.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 336


Abstract : This report presents the primary results of the 2002 Department of Defense (DoD) Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Military Personnel. This study is the eighth in a series of surveys of active-duty military personnel conducted in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1995, 1998, and 2002 under the direction of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). All of the surveys investigated the prevalence of alcohol use, illicit drug use, and tobacco use, as well as negative consequences associated with substance use. The 1985 through 1992 surveys also covered an expanded set of health behaviors and related issues. In 1995 and 1998, health behavior questions were revised and items were added to assess selected Healthy People 2000 objectives. In addition, questions were added to examine the mental health of the Active Force, specific health concerns of military women and military men, oral health, and gambling behaviors. The 2002 survey continued the focus of the 1998 survey and expanded it to include Healthy People 2010 objectives. It also augmented the items on nutrition and mental health and added new items on supplement use, risk taking and impulsive behavior, job satisfaction, and religiosity/spirituality. The eligible population for the 2002 survey consisted of all active-duty military personnel except recruits, Service academy students, persons absent without official leave (AWOL), and persons who had a permanent change of station (PCS) at the time of data collection. The final sample consisted of 12,756 military personnel (3,269 Army, 3,625 Navy, 3,008 Marine Corps, and 2,854 Air Force) who completed self-administered questionnaires anonymously. Participants were selected to represent men and women in all pay grades of the Active Force throughout the world.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , ACTIVE DUTY , MENTAL HEALTH , BEHAVIOR , DRUGS , HEALTH SURVEYS , ALCOHOLISM , GAMBLING , TOBACCO SMOKING


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE