Accession Number:

ADA276015

Title:

Distribution Characteristics of Marine Corps Casualty and Illness Rates

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Disease and Non-Battle Injury DNBI, Wounded in Action WIA, and Killed in Action KIA rates were examined from Marine Corps unit diaries for a 150-day period of the Korean War. Statistical analyses were performed to ascertain the statistical distribution best representative of each of the rates. DNBI rates fell into a lognormal and normal distribution for combat and combat support troops, respectively. The rates for the WIA incidence best approximated an exponential distribution. The KIA rates were the most difficult to fit to a distribution due to the prevalence of zero daily incidence. Disease and non- battle injury rates, Casualty rates, Goodness-of-fit tests, Statistical distributions.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE