Accession Number:

ADA523887

Title:

Risk Factors Associated with Self-Reported Training-Related Injury before Arrival at the US Army Ordnance School (PREPRINT)

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE APG MD EPIDEMIOLOGY AND DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This study examined risk factors for self-reported injury incurred before arrival at the U.S. Army Ordnance School for advanced individual training AIT. During AIT in-processing, soldiers n 27,289 men and 3,856 women completed a questionnaire that collected demographic and lifestyle information, and asked if the soldier currently had an injury that would affect his or her AIT performance. Potential risk factors for self-reported injury were explored using logistic regression. For men, self-reported injury was associated with older age odds ratio OR greater than or equal to 30 years17-19 years 1.9, race OR BlackCaucasian 1.2, basic combat training BCT site OR Fort BenningFort Jackson 1.7, OR Fort Leonard WoodFort Jackson 1.6, OR Fort KnoxFort Jackson 1.3, smoking on 20 or more days in the 30 days prior to BCT OR smokernon-smoker 1.2, and current illness OR illnot ill 6.2. For women, increased self-reported injury was associated with older age OR greater than or equal to 30 years17-19 years 2.0, BCT site OR Fort Leonard WoodFort Jackson 1.5, and current illness OR illnot ill 5.8. The authors conclude that certain demographic characteristics and lifestyle behaviors may be identified as injury risk factors on arrival at Ordnance AIT.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE