Accession Number:

ADA222145

Title:

A Study to Determine if a Difference Exists Among the Cumulative Incidence of Acute Respiratory Disease Hospital Admissions of Three Groups of Army Basic Trainees as Defined by the Design of Barracks in Which They Are Housed

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis, Jul 1988-Jul 1989

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

Using chi-square tests of homogeneity, a selected sample of Army Basic Trainees at Ft. Jackson was studied to determine if there was a difference in cumulative incidence of acute respiratory disease ARD hospital admissions in three types of barracks - WWII, rolling pin, and starship. Period of training for sample soldiers was January to May 1985. Results of testing for the female trainees indicated no significant difference in incidence of ARD among three barracks groups. Results of testing for male trainees indicated statistically significant differences of ARD among each of three barracks groups. A consistent pattern of ARD incidence rates by barracks type emerged for both males and females. Barracks group ARD incidence rates rank ordered from highest to lowest for both genders, were first WWII, then starship, and finally rolling pin. Keywords Acute respiratory disease ARD Basic training Barracks Billeting Military medicine Adenoviruses.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE