A Comparison of Post-Deployment Hospitalization Incidence Between Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans
Annual rept. 23 Feb 1998-22 Feb 1999
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The possibility exists that, if there is a link between the health problems of some veterans and their deployment to the Gulf War theater of operations, the linkage is exposure to war in general rather than exposure to environmental agents specific to the Gulf War. The present investigation seeks to examine this possibility by contrasting the post-deployment hospitalization incidence of Gulf War veterans with the hospitalization incidence of veterans of the last major conflict with U.S. involvement Vietnam. The study populations from the Vietnam War, all serving at that conflicts very conclusion, and either part of the 1st Division or supporting the 1st Division, include 1 six infantry battalions, 2 two battalions of the 11th Marine Artillery Regiment, 3 the 1st Engineer battalion, and 4 eleven companies of the 1st Force Service Regiment. For the Gulf War, units exclusively belonging to or supporting the 1st Marine Division and being analyzed include 1 ten infantry battalions, 2 five battalions of the 11th Marine Artillery Regiment and the 12th Marine Artillery Regiment, 3 the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 4 the 1st and 3rd tank battalions, 5 the 3rd Marine Air Wing, and 6 the Force Service Support Group.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
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