Accession Number:

ADA252859

Title:

The Relationship between Battle Intensity and Disease Rates Among Marine Corps Infantry Units

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1990-Mar 1992

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Disease and Non-Battle Injury DNBI rates were examined in conjunction with casualty rates across two Marine Corps operational scenarios, the assault on Okinawa and the Korean War. Both operations saw wide fluctuations in the daily and weekly Wounded-In-Action WIA and Killed-In-Action KIA rates. DNBI rates increased significantly with battle intensity among Marine infantry battalions involved in the Okinawa assault. The DNBI rates for low, moderate, and high intensities during the Okinawa operation were 2.15, 4.24, and 10.27 per 1000 men per day. Highly significant positive correlations p .001 were evidenced between DNBI rate and WIA rate, DNBI rate and KIA rate, and DNBI rate and the preceding weeks WIA rate among infantry units in both Okinawa and Korea. A significant correlation was also evidenced between the severity of wounds sustained and DNBI rate. Disease and non-battle injury rates, Casualty rates, U.S Marines, Infantry battalions, Medical resource planning.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE