Accession Number : ADA505957


Title :   U.S. Army Deployment Injury Surveillance Summary, CY 2007 1 January 2007 - 31 December 2007


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 2007


Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Bonnie ; Hauret, Keith ; Block, Suzanne ; Clemmons, Nakia ; Jones, Bruce H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a505957.pdf


Report Date : 31 Dec 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM) maintains an injury surveillance system for deployed Soldiers. U.S. Transportation Command's Regulating and Command & Control Evacuation System (TRAC2ES) data for Soldiers medically air evacuated from U.S. Central Command while deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF; March 2003-December 2007) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF; October 2001-December 2007) was coded for cause of injury. Additional sources of injury data were the Standard Inpatient Data Records and Defense Casualty Information Processing System data. Descriptive statistics were used to show non-battle injury (NBI) rates over time, the frequencies of NBIs and fatalities, all injuries compared to disease diagnosis groups, and causes of NBIs. Injury matrices were used to describe the frequency of NBIs by body region and nature of injury. For OIF, NBI rates decreased over time from a high in 2003. The OEF NBI rates increased over time. For OIF and OEF combined, injuries (battle and non-battle combined) comprised 52% of all battle/non-battle/disease incidents. Leading causes of NBIs were sports/physical training, falls/jumps, and motor vehicle accidents. Recommendations are to continue surveillance of deployment injuries and identify modifiable risk factors that contribute to the leading causes of injury to inform injury prevention practice and policy.


Descriptors :   *NONCOMBATANT , *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *CASUALTIES , *ARMY PERSONNEL , DISEASES , REGIONS , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , PHYSICAL FITNESS , PATIENTS , RECORDS , ARMY , ARMY OPERATIONS , SURVEILLANCE , PREVENTION , RECREATION , EVACUATION , STATISTICS , HEALTH , TRAINING , MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS , SOURCES , DEPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE