Accession Number : ADA317298

Title :   1995 Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Military Personnel,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Personal Author(s) : Bray, Robert M. ; Kroutil, Larry A. ; Wheeless, Sara C. ; Marsden, Mary E. ; Bailey, Susan L.

PDF Url : ADA317298

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 306

Abstract : In this report, we present the findings from the 1995 Department of Defense (DoD) Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Military Personnel, conducted by the Research Triangle Institute of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. We describe substance use, health behaviors related to selected Healthy People 2000 subjects (Public Health Service (PHS), 1991), and progress since 1980 toward achieving health-related goals set forth by the DoD. For this report, 'substance use' includes use of alcohol, other drugs, and tobacco (cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and pipes and cigars). This study is the sixth in a series of surveys of military personnel across the world conducted in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, and 1995 under the guidance of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs or OAsD(HA). Ml of the surveys have assessed the prevalence of alcohol use, drug use, and tobacco use; adverse consequences associated with substance use; and since 1982, trends in substance use and related adverse consequences of use. Beginning in 1985, the surveys examined the effect of health behaviors other than substance use on the quality of life of military personnel. In 1988, this emphasis was expanded and oriented around the DoD health promotion objectives and provided information about knowledge of and attitudes toward the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). In 1992, in collaboration with the DoD and the Services, we broadened this aspect of the survey even further to give greater emphasis to health risks, knowledge and beliefs about MDS transmission, and nutrition, as well as other special issues, including the impact of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm on substance use rates and the effects of problem gambling in the Military.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, KUWAIT, RISK, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, HEALTH, RATES, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, PIPES, SURVEYS, DEFICIENCIES, GUIDANCE, BEHAVIOR, DRUGS, IMMUNITY, PUBLIC HEALTH, NORTH CAROLINA, NUTRITION, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, SMOKELESS PROPELLANTS, ALCOHOLISM, GAMBLING, TOBACCO PLANTS, TRIANGLES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE