Accession Number : ADA299206

Title :   Hospitalization Rates for Military Women: Feasibility and Design of a Tri-Service Relational Database Architecture Allowing Service-Specific and Tri-Service Reporting.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Garland, Frank C.

PDF Url : ADA299206

Report Date : 28 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 267

Abstract : This project was initiated in response to the Congressionally mandated Defense Women's Health Research Program to advance women's health research and to design, develop, and maintain databases necessary to support research in women's health. An Institute of Medicine report in response to this mandate recommended that such databases should include armed services women in epidemiological research on gynecological conditions and other disorders of special concern to women. Close collaboration with the Air Force on data architecture and design was initiated and maintained throughout the project. The Navy research database has been completely assessed, documented, tri-service mapping of variables has been completed, and parallel databases have been developed for Navy officers and the Marine Corps. The services (Navy, Air Force, Army) cooperated in developing common terminology and procedures for tri-service reporting of incidence rates of first hospitalizations of active-duty women, including common algorithms and a standard population for determination of age standardization incidence ratios and a collaborative tri-service prototype epidemiological study was developed.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *NAVAL RESEARCH, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *WOMEN, ALGORITHMS, AIR FORCE, MARINE CORPS, HEALTH, NAVY, RATES, PROTOTYPES, POPULATION, VARIABLES, MEDICINE, ACTIVE DUTY, MAPPING, VOCABULARY, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, ARCHITECTURE, HOSPITALIZATIONS, EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE