Accession Number:

ADA224795

Title:

Disease and Non-Battle Injury Rates For Marine Corps Enlisted Personnel during Peacetime

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1990-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Inpatient data for shore-based U.S. Marine Corps personnel serving in specified worldwide geographical regions during 1980- 1984 were extracted from historical medical files. Outpatient data were collected from a sample population of Marines serving aboard U.S. Navy ships during 1989 deployments. These data were matched against population data to provide inpatient and outpatient DNBI rates for specific geographical regions. Rates were computed for each of the major illness and injury categories defined in the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision ICD-9. The area with the highest overall hospital admission rates for shore-based Marines was the Northeast Asia region. The highest number of hospital admissions in all regions was for the Injury and Poisoning category, followed by Mental Disorders and Diseases of Digestive System. The area with the highest outpatient visit rates for deployed shipboard Marines was the European region AtlanticMediterranean. The highest outpatient visit rates in all regions were for Diseases of the Digestive System in Europe and Northeast Asia, and Diseases of the Respiratory System in Southwest Asia. Although these results reflect DNBI rates under peacetime conditions, it is expected that these data will be useful in developing projections for overseas medical support requirements in times of conflict.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE