Accession Number:

ADA495045

Title:

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 15, Number 8, October 2008

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

2008-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Prolonged andor intense exposures to cold can significantly impact the health, well-being and operational effectiveness of service members and their units. Because U.S. military operations are conducted in diverse geographic and weather conditions, the U.S. military has developed extensive countermeasures against threats associated with training and operating in cold environments. In recent years, rates of hospitalization for cold weather-related injuries of U.S. military members have generally declined - at least in part, because of improvements in clothing, equipment, policies, and practices. Still, cold injuries many of them preventable affect hundreds of service members each year. This report summarizes frequencies, rates, and correlates of risk of cold injuries among members of active and reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces during the past five years.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE