Accession Number:

ADA242151

Title:

Comparisons of Wartime and Peacetime Disease and Non-Battle Injury Rates Aboard Ships of the British Royal Navy

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Disease and non-battle injury rates were computed for ships of the British Royal Navy which were deployed during wartime and peacetime operations. The wartime sick list admission rates were lower aboard carriers, battleships, and cruisers when compared with their counterparts deployed in peacetime. The illness rate differences for battleships and cruisers were statistically significant. Several categories of disease also yielded significant differences in the wartimepeacetime contrasts. Illness rates varied by ship type, with the lowest rates evidenced aboard carriers.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE