Accession Number:

ADA496690

Title:

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 7, Number 3, March 2001

Descriptive Note:

Monthly rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

2001-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Since 1995, the Army Medical Surveillance Activity has reported periodically on the occurrence of heat injuries in the US Army. Assessments of trends, seasonality, and demographic correlates of heat injury risk may help target prevention efforts at high-risk activities, settings, and subgroups. This analysis summarizes heat injuries among active duty soldiers from 1998-2000. Methods. All data were derived from the Defense Medical Surveillance System. Records of all hospitalizations, outpatient visits, and reportable medical events between 1998 and 2000 were searched to identify incident cases per calendar year of heat-related injuries among active duty soldiers. To estimate the expected numbers of cases among soldiers with various lengths of service, the total number of heat injury cases was multiplied by the proportions of soldiers in length-of-service-defined year groups. Results. During the 3-year surveillance period, the incidence rate, severity, and sources of reports of heat injuries in the Army remained remarkably stable table 1. During calendar year 2000, there were 953

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE