Injury Incidence, Injury Risk Factors, and Physical Fitness of U.S. Army Basic Trainees at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina
ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (PROVISIONAL) ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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An epidemiological consultation was requested by the Commander, U.S. Army Training Center, Ft. Jackson SC, to assist in the establishment of an Army Center of Excellence for the Study of Training-Related Injuries. A preliminary investigation of basic trainees was conducted to determine injury incidence, risk factors for injuries, physical fitness, and directions for a more comprehensive investigation. Data obtained on a battalion of basic trainees n799 included information from medical records, platoon manning rosters, Army Physical Fitness Test APFT scores, discharge packets, and newstart rosters. Cumulative injury incidence one or more visits to a health care provider for overuse or traumatic events was 15.4 for men and 38.0 for women.
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