Accession Number:

ADA126018

Title:

Health Status of Women in the U.S. (United States) Military

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This report focused on the major health-related issues concerning women in the military pregnancy-related conditions, physical injuries and capabilities, and stress-related disorders. The most frequent reason for being hospitalized among Navy women who enlisted from 1974 to 1979 was for a pregnancy related condition which accounted for 21.9 of all hospitalizations. Comparisons of injury-related hospitalizations indicated that women recruits had the highest rates across occupational groups and pay grades women assigned to nontraditional jobs had somewhat higher admission rates for injuries than women in traditional jobs. Rates for injury- and stres-related conditions tended to decrease with increasing pay grade levels. Programs designed to improve womens physical conditioning, to enhance their job-related capabilities, and to expand their opportunities have been implemented in all branches of the military.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE