Accession Number : ADA327521

Title :   Injury and Illness Among Air Force Female Military Recruits.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Dec 94-1 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Snedecor, Michael R. ; Chambers, Bill ; Hite, Melissa

PDF Url : ADA327521

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Air Force policymakers and planners need valid, specific information upon which to effectively design steps to meet the health needs of female military personnel. Such data do not currently exist for female Air Force members. By assessing injuries and illnesses among female Air Force trainees, risk factors can be identified and appropriate remedies can be implemented that will reduce the rates of morbidity, attrition, and training recycling. Identifying and implementing such changes can reduce training costs and produce a healthier and more productive USAF member. The Injury and Illness Among Air Force Female Military Recruits study was conducted by Battelle Memorial Institute (BMT) for the US Air Force Office for Prevention and Health Services Assessment (OPHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between October 1994 and June 1995. Each year, over 35,000 young men and women undergo six weeks of basic military training (BMT) at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, soon after enlisting in the US Air Force (USAF). Anecdotal evidence from BMT training staff and medical personnel, along with published reports from other branches of the military, indicate that female recruits experience higher rates of injury, illness, and attrition than male recruits.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *ILLNESS, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MEDICAL PERSONNEL, CONTROL, AIR FORCE, RECYCLED MATERIALS, RISK, TRAINING, HEALTH, ATTRITION, DISEASES, COSTS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, MALES, MILITARY TRAINING, TRAINEES, WOMEN, RECRUITS, TEXAS, FEMALES, MORBIDITY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE