Accession Number : ADA181935

Title :   Longitudinal Study of the Health Status of U.S. Navy Combat Pilots.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Hoiberg,Anne ; Burr,Ralph G

PDF Url : ADA181935

Report Date : Apr 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Results of this longitudinal study identified several diagnoses that differentiated among four groups os U.S. Navy pilots: 3,043 pilots with more than 275 combat hours (HCH), 2,792 with less than 275 combat hours (LCH), 79 repatriated prisoner of war combat pilots, and a control sample of 4,475 noncombat pilots. During the first 5-year period after combat, pilots in the control group had the highest total hospitalization rate and the highest rates for several diagnostic categories. Returned prisoners of was had an elevated rate for a cluster of parasitic diseases. During the 5-9 year period after combat, LCH pilots had higher Hospitalization rates than controls for the category of accidental injuries and the subcategory of aviation-related injuries; controls had the highest rate of respiratory diseases. Ten years after combat both combat pilot groups had significantly higher total hospitalization rates than controls. No specific disease was shown to be attributable to the combat experience in pilots. Keywords: Mortality rates; Morbidity rates.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *PILOTS, *HEALTH SURVEYS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, CLUSTERING, PARASITIC DISEASES, HIGH RATE, HOSPITALIZATIONS, MORBIDITY, RATES, NAVAL OPERATIONS, WARFARE, AERONAUTICS, MORTALITY RATES, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), PRISONERS OF WAR, RESPIRATORY DISEASES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE