Accession Number : ADA299586

Title :   U.S. Army Aviation Epidemiology Data Register: Incidence and Age-specific Rates of Herniated Nucleus among U.S. Army Aviators, 1987-1992.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Mason, Kevin T. ; Harper, Jennifer P. ; Shannon, Samuel G.

PDF Url : ADA299586

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The U.S. Army Aviation Epidemiology Data Register (AEDR) was queried for listings of Army aviators with the finding of herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) for the 6-year period of 19S7 to 1992. This study tabulated the incidence, age-specific annual rates of HNP, and the distribution of aeromedical dispositions for aircrew with HNP. The U.S. Army aviation medicine community can expect an annual incidence rate about 1 case of HNP per 1,000 aviators years. However, the incidence rate is increasing. Aviators about age 40 were at the greatest risk. About 7.4 percent of the aviators with HNP were removed permanently from Army flying duties due to HNP complications.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *SPINAL CORD, MILITARY PERSONNEL, RISK, COMMUNITIES, ARMY PERSONNEL, PILOTS, RATES, FLIGHT, TANKER AIRCRAFT, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, ARMY AVIATION, BOMBER AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE