Injury and Illness Among Air Force Female Military Recruits.
Annual rept. 1 Dec 94-1 Aug 95,
ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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Air Force policymakers and planners need valid, specific information upon which to effectively design steps to meet the health needs of female military personnel. Such data do not currently exist for female Air Force members. By assessing injuries and illnesses among female Air Force trainees, risk factors can be identified and appropriate remedies can be implemented that will reduce the rates of morbidity, attrition, and training recycling. Identifying and implementing such changes can reduce training costs and produce a healthier and more productive USAF member. The Injury and Illness Among Air Force Female Military Recruits study was conducted by Battelle Memorial Institute BMT for the US Air Force Office for Prevention and Health Services Assessment OPHSA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between October 1994 and June 1995. Each year, over 35,000 young men and women undergo six weeks of basic military training BMT at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, soon after enlisting in the US Air Force USAF. Anecdotal evidence from BMT training staff and medical personnel, along with published reports from other branches of the military, indicate that female recruits experience higher rates of injury, illness, and attrition than male recruits.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research