Accession Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity (AMSARA), 2015 Annual Report
Technical Report,01 Oct 2009,01 Sep 2014
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Silver Spring United States
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AMSARAs mission is to support the development of evidence based medical standards for the Department of Defense by guiding the improvement of medical and administrative databases, conducting epidemiologic analyses, and integrating relevant operational, clinical, and economic considerations into policy recommendations. This report includes analysis of the cost effectiveness of using the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System TAP AS to screen applicants for military service descriptive analyses of the prevalence of disqualifications and waivers for curvature of spine, sexual and gender identity disorders, and anaphylaxis in military applicants and an analysis of the distribution of body fat percentage in the ARMS population. Descriptive statistics are for applicants who enlisted in FY14 and are compared to the five-year aggregate data from FY 2009-2013. Data are collected while the recruits are in their first year of service. By convention, the annual report is dated for the first complete year after enlistment FY 2015. Comparisons can be made between services and between enlisted components active, reserve, National Guard.