Accession Number:

ADB220033

Title:

The Health Status of Women in the Military: An Epidemiologic Study of Active-Duty Navy and Marine Corps Personnel, Part 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Dec 95-30 Sep 96

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1996-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

309.0

Abstract:

This report describes the assessment of Perceptions of Wellness and Readiness POWR among active-duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel. Supported by the Defense Womens Health Research Program, the purpose of this study was to obtain baseline prevalence and risk factor information on a representative sample of active-duty Navy and Marine Corps women and men worldwide and to provide relevant comparative data with civilian populations. The POWR Assessment consisted of three separate, but complementary components. The first and most comprehensive component was a large-scale survey in which respondents completed an in-depth self-report questionnaire that assessed six key issues, including reproductive health, medical history and nutritional status, mental health, lifestyle issues, occupationalenvironmental risks, and health services issues. This questionnaire study was based on a probability sample of approximately 10,000 active-duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel. The second component consisted of physical measurements taken on a subsample of approximately 1,200 respondents to the main survey. The third component was a telephone interview drawn from volunteers responding to the main survey. This report includes background about the study and discussions of the sampling design, the data collection instruments, data collection methods, sample weighting and estimation procedures, and preliminary results.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE