Accession Number:

ADA332814

Title:

The Health Status of Women in the Military: An Epidemiological Study of Active Duty Navy And Marine Corps Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Nov 1994-31 Jan 1996

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

256.0

Abstract:

This study was designed to provide baseline health and risk factor information to estimate the prevalence of a wide range of health conditions and to make relevant comparisons both within military subpopulations and between military and civilian populations. The study approach includes the administration of an extensive self-report health questionnaire to a population-based sample of active-duty Navy and Marine Corps women and a comparison sample of active-duty and Marine Corps men. Clinically based structured telephone interviews and physical measurements also were administered to a subsample of the surveyed population. To produce rates comparable with national and other military data, the survey instruments were based on standardized measures used in previous national and military health surveys. The data from this study are being used to evaluate a variety of womens health and physical parameters of importance to the Navy and Marine Corps, including the identification of womens health problems, risk factors, and health care needs and practices in the following general issue areas reproductive, medicalnutritional, psychosocial, lifestyle, occupationalenvironmental, and health services. They also were being used to identify appropriate populations for subsequent studies, experiments, and interventions needed to address specific health issues regarding womens health in the military and their operational readiness.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE