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Health of US veterans of 1991 Gulf War: a follow-up survey in 10 years

 

 

 

 

J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Apr;51(4):401-10.

 

Health of US veterans of 1991 Gulf War: a follow-up survey in 10 years.

 

Kang HK, Li B, Mahan CM, Eisen SA, Engel CC. Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Epidemiology Service, Washington DC 20420, USA. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

OBJECTIVE: To assess periodically the health status of a cohort of 1991 Gulf War veterans by comparing various health outcomes with those of their military peers who were not deployed to the Gulf.

 

METHODS: We conducted a follow-up health survey to collect health information among population-based samples of 30,000 veterans (15,000 Gulf War veterans and 15,000 Gulf Era veterans) using a structured questionnaire.

 

RESULTS: Gulf veterans reported significantly higher rates of unexplained multi-symptom illness, chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness, posttraumatic stress disorder, functional impairment, health care utilization, a majority of selected physical conditions and all mental disorders queried during the survey than did Gulf Era veteran controls.

 

CONCLUSIONS: Fourteen years after deployment, 1991 Gulf War veterans continue to report a higher prevalence of many adverse health outcomes, compared with Gulf Era veterans.

 

PMID: 19322107 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

 

 

 

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