Injury and Illness Incidence in Sergeants Major Academy Students Class 46
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA MILITARY PERFORMANCEDIV
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Thls study examined the incidence of and risk factors for training injuries and illnesses for 149 male and female U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy SGMA Class 46 students. This was a retrospective report based on data collected during the 9.5-month training program. The three most common overuse injuries were pain, muscle strain, and tendinitisbursitis. Major conclusions drawn from this study include the following 1 musculoskeletal injuries were the major cause of limited duty days during physical fitness training, 2 overuse lower extremity and lower back injuries were the most commonly reported injuries, 3 respiratory bacterial and viral infectious illnesses were the most commonly reported illnesses, 4 alcohol consumption was a risk factor for the development of infectious illnesses, 5 smoking was associated with slower 2-mile run times when compared with nonsmokers, and 6 smokers had higher cholesterol levels.
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