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Risk Factors for Injury Associated with Low, Moderate, and High Mileage Road Marching in a U.S. Army Infantry Brigade

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Technical Report,01 Nov 2014,31 Jan 2015

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Army Public Health Center Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

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Road marching is an important physical training activity that prepares soldiers for this common occupational task. Continued exploration of risk factors for road marching-related injuries is needed. Purpose To evaluate the association between modifiable characteristics of physical training and individual fitness with road marching-related injury risk. Methods Injuries in the previous 6 months were identified by survey from 831 U.S. Army infantry soldiers. Road marching-related injuries were reported as those attributed to road marching on foot for specified distances while carrying equipment. Frequencies, means, and relative risks RR of injury for road marching-related injury with 95 confidence intervals CI were calculated. Adjusted odds ratios OR and 95 CI were calculated for leading risk factors using multivariable logistic regression. Results Half 50 of reported injuries were attributed to road marching or running.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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