U.S. Army Deployment Injury Surveillance Summary, CY 2007 1 January 2007 - 31 December 2007
Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 2007
ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine USACHPPM maintains an injury surveillance system for deployed Soldiers. U.S. Transportation Commands Regulating and Command Control Evacuation System TRAC2ES data for Soldiers medically air evacuated from U.S. Central Command while deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom OIF March 2003-December 2007 and Operation Enduring Freedom OEF October 2001-December 2007 was coded for cause of injury. Additional sources of injury data were the Standard Inpatient Data Records and Defense Casualty Information Processing System data. Descriptive statistics were used to show non-battle injury NBI rates over time, the frequencies of NBIs and fatalities, all injuries compared to disease diagnosis groups, and causes of NBIs. Injury matrices were used to describe the frequency of NBIs by body region and nature of injury. For OIF, NBI rates decreased over time from a high in 2003. The OEF NBI rates increased over time. For OIF and OEF combined, injuries battle and non-battle combined comprised 52 of all battlenon-battledisease incidents. Leading causes of NBIs were sportsphysical training, fallsjumps, and motor vehicle accidents. Recommendations are to continue surveillance of deployment injuries and identify modifiable risk factors that contribute to the leading causes of injury to inform injury prevention practice and policy.
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