Knee-Related Injuries and Disabilties in the U.S. Army, 1980-1997
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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This report identifies predictors of occupational knee injury and knee-related disability demonstrates that a series of case-control comparisons can be used to identify differences in the determinants of these outcomes and demonstrates that data collected for administrative purposes represent a cost-effective resource for epidemiologic research. Methods Using the Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database TAIHOD, we conducted separate case-control comparisons of occupational knee injury and knee-related disability discharge from active duty service. Results Among men and women, non-whites were at about 30 lower risk than whites for both outcomes. There was increasing risk of both injury and disability with increasing age for women, and for disability among men. Duration of service positive and pay grade negative were associated with both outcomes for men and women. Other risk factors differed for men and women by outcome, and the final models included different parameters for each gender.
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