The Demographic Profile of U.S. Army Active Duty Women 1980-1994 Using the Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database
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This report details demographic trends for active duty Army soldiers from 1980-1994 with a particular focus on the changing demographics of women in the Army. Specific breakouts for gender, race, age, pay grade, marital status, number of dependents, geographic origin, occupation, education, hazardous duty pay, and time in service are provided. The Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database TAIHOD, created in 1995 under a grant from the Defense Womens Health Research Program DWHRP, was the source of the data. This ARIEM database links demographic information from personnel records to a variety of health outcomes including death, disability, hospitalization, lost time injury, and self-reported health habits. The information in this report is critical to provide a context for continued evaluation and study of the health issues of women in the military. In general, the proportion of women on active duty is increasing, average age is rising, both men and women are more likely to be married, educational levels have increased, men still have longer service careers, but women are staying in the Army longer than in the 80s. The southern states still account for the greatest percentage of Army members. Charts and tables provided will provide denominators for calculation of rates for many health outcomes.
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