Accession Number : ADA306904

Title :   Injury Risk Factors Among Male and Female Army Trainees,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Bell, Nicole S. ; Jones, Bruce H.

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Report Date : 17 FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This study documents incidence of and risk factors for injury among women and men during 8 wks of Army Basic Training. Participants were 745 trainees (293 women, 452 men). Data included demographics (age, race, sex), anthropometrics (HT, WT, %Fat), fitness scores (pushups, situps, run time) and injury incidence. Injury data were obtained by review of every participant's medical record. The crude relative risk (RR) of injury, for women v men, was 2.1 (60% injured v 29%) and the crude RR for time-loss injury was 2.3 (42% v 19%). There was a significant trend of increasing injury risk for successively slower quintiles of run times (women: risks, fast to slow= 46%, 57%, 62%, 71%, 67%, MH trend p=.005; men: risks, fast to slow= 21%, 21%, 30%, 33%, 41%, MH trend p=.0005). Adjusted RR for women vs men, stratified on run time, was 1.4 (p=.01). In a logistic regression model containing Age, Race, Sex, Ht, %BD, Situps, and Run Time, only Run Time was significantly associated with odds bf injury per se may be less important than physical fitness in predicting injury among very active young adults.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *MILITARY TRAINING, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, RISK, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, DOCUMENTS, LOGISTICS, TRAINEES, ARMY, WOMEN, ADULTS, FEMALES, SEX, ANTHROPOMETRY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE