Accession Number : ADA536728


Title :   U.S. Army Deployment Injury Surveillance Summary Calendar Year 2008. 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2008


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 2008


Corporate Author : ARMY PUBLIC HEALTH COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a536728.pdf


Report Date : 15 Sep 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : The U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) 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 2008) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF; October 2001-December 2008) 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 nonbattle 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 have fluctuated over time. For OIF and OEF combined, injuries air-evacuated out-of-CENTCOM (battle and nonbattle combined) comprised 50% of all battle/nonbattle/disease incidents. Leading causes of NBIs were sports/physical training, falls/jumps, toxic substances, land transport accidents, and crush/blunt trauma. 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 :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *ARMY OPERATIONS , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , NONCOMBATANT , SURVEILLANCE , TRAUMA , AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION , ACCIDENTS , PHYSICAL FITNESS , CASUALTIES , DEPLOYMENT , PATIENTS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Weapons Effects(biological)
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE