Health services use among Gulf War veterans and Gulf War-era nondeployed veterans

A large population-based survey

Drew A. Helmer, Mindy E. Flanagan, Robert F. Woolson, Bradley Doebbeling

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We sought to analyze the self-reported hospitalization, emergency department visits, and outpatient visits of Persian Gulf War (deployed; n=1896) and Persian Gulf War-era (nondeployed; n=1799) military personnel 5 years postconflict to determine whether these groups had different rates of health care use. Compared with personnel who had not been deployed, personnel who had been deployed were more likely to have visited an emergency department (25% vs 21%; odds ratio [OR]=1.24; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.06, 1.51]). Among these groups, the National Guard and Reserve personnel were more likely to have been hospitalized than were the regular military personnel (OR= 1.65; 95% CI=1.21, 2.26).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2145-2148
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume97
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2007
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Gulf War
Indian Ocean
Military Personnel
Veterans
Health Services
Hospital Emergency Service
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Population
Hospitalization
Outpatients
Delivery of Health Care
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Health services use among Gulf War veterans and Gulf War-era nondeployed veterans : A large population-based survey. / Helmer, Drew A.; Flanagan, Mindy E.; Woolson, Robert F.; Doebbeling, Bradley.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 97, No. 12, 12.01.2007, p. 2145-2148.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{ab846a51122c4970a13443724dac53c3,
title = "Health services use among Gulf War veterans and Gulf War-era nondeployed veterans: A large population-based survey",
abstract = "We sought to analyze the self-reported hospitalization, emergency department visits, and outpatient visits of Persian Gulf War (deployed; n=1896) and Persian Gulf War-era (nondeployed; n=1799) military personnel 5 years postconflict to determine whether these groups had different rates of health care use. Compared with personnel who had not been deployed, personnel who had been deployed were more likely to have visited an emergency department (25{\%} vs 21{\%}; odds ratio [OR]=1.24; 95{\%} confidence interval [CI] = 1.06, 1.51]). Among these groups, the National Guard and Reserve personnel were more likely to have been hospitalized than were the regular military personnel (OR= 1.65; 95{\%} CI=1.21, 2.26).",
author = "Helmer, {Drew A.} and Flanagan, {Mindy E.} and Woolson, {Robert F.} and Bradley Doebbeling",
year = "2007",
month = "1",
day = "12",
doi = "10.2105/AJPH.2006.104299",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "97",
pages = "2145--2148",
journal = "American Journal of Public Health",
issn = "0090-0036",
publisher = "American Public Health Association Inc.",
number = "12",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Health services use among Gulf War veterans and Gulf War-era nondeployed veterans

T2 - A large population-based survey

AU - Helmer, Drew A.

AU - Flanagan, Mindy E.

AU - Woolson, Robert F.

AU - Doebbeling, Bradley

PY - 2007/1/12

Y1 - 2007/1/12

N2 - We sought to analyze the self-reported hospitalization, emergency department visits, and outpatient visits of Persian Gulf War (deployed; n=1896) and Persian Gulf War-era (nondeployed; n=1799) military personnel 5 years postconflict to determine whether these groups had different rates of health care use. Compared with personnel who had not been deployed, personnel who had been deployed were more likely to have visited an emergency department (25% vs 21%; odds ratio [OR]=1.24; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.06, 1.51]). Among these groups, the National Guard and Reserve personnel were more likely to have been hospitalized than were the regular military personnel (OR= 1.65; 95% CI=1.21, 2.26).

AB - We sought to analyze the self-reported hospitalization, emergency department visits, and outpatient visits of Persian Gulf War (deployed; n=1896) and Persian Gulf War-era (nondeployed; n=1799) military personnel 5 years postconflict to determine whether these groups had different rates of health care use. Compared with personnel who had not been deployed, personnel who had been deployed were more likely to have visited an emergency department (25% vs 21%; odds ratio [OR]=1.24; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.06, 1.51]). Among these groups, the National Guard and Reserve personnel were more likely to have been hospitalized than were the regular military personnel (OR= 1.65; 95% CI=1.21, 2.26).

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=38449121496&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=38449121496&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2105/AJPH.2006.104299

DO - 10.2105/AJPH.2006.104299

M3 - Article

VL - 97

SP - 2145

EP - 2148

JO - American Journal of Public Health

JF - American Journal of Public Health

SN - 0090-0036

IS - 12

ER -