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Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part II. Morbidity associated with notification of potential exposure.
Mil Med. 2005 Nov; 170(11):945-51.MM

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the association of notification of potential exposure to chemical warfare agents in the 1991 Gulf War with subsequent self-reported morbidity. The study sample included 1,056 deployed Army Gulf War veterans who responded to the 1995 National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans and who were resurveyed in 2000. One-half of the subjects had been notified of potential exposure to chemical warfare agents and one-half had not. Comparing notified and non-notified subjects, there were no statistically significant differences with respect to bed days, activity limitations, clinic visits, or hospital visits. Among 71 self-reported medical conditions and symptoms, there were 5 statistically significant differences, 4 of which were for lower rates of illness among notified subjects. Our findings contradict the prevailing notion that perceived exposure to chemical warfare agents should be considered an important cause of morbidity among Gulf War veterans.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medical Follow-up Agency, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC 20001, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16450822

Citation

Page, William F., et al. "Health Effects in Army Gulf War Veterans Possibly Exposed to Chemical Munitions Destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part II. Morbidity Associated With Notification of Potential Exposure." Military Medicine, vol. 170, no. 11, 2005, pp. 945-51.
Page WF, Mahan CM, Kang HK, et al. Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part II. Morbidity associated with notification of potential exposure. Mil Med. 2005;170(11):945-51.
Page, W. F., Mahan, C. M., Kang, H. K., & Bullman, T. A. (2005). Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part II. Morbidity associated with notification of potential exposure. Military Medicine, 170(11), 945-51.
Page WF, et al. Health Effects in Army Gulf War Veterans Possibly Exposed to Chemical Munitions Destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part II. Morbidity Associated With Notification of Potential Exposure. Mil Med. 2005;170(11):945-51. PubMed PMID: 16450822.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Health effects in Army Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical munitions destruction at Khamisiyah, Iraq: Part II. Morbidity associated with notification of potential exposure. AU - Page,William F, AU - Mahan,Clare M, AU - Kang,Han K, AU - Bullman,Tim A, PY - 2006/2/3/pubmed PY - 2006/2/25/medline PY - 2006/2/3/entrez SP - 945 EP - 51 JF - Military medicine JO - Mil Med VL - 170 IS - 11 N2 - The purpose of this study was to examine the association of notification of potential exposure to chemical warfare agents in the 1991 Gulf War with subsequent self-reported morbidity. The study sample included 1,056 deployed Army Gulf War veterans who responded to the 1995 National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans and who were resurveyed in 2000. One-half of the subjects had been notified of potential exposure to chemical warfare agents and one-half had not. Comparing notified and non-notified subjects, there were no statistically significant differences with respect to bed days, activity limitations, clinic visits, or hospital visits. Among 71 self-reported medical conditions and symptoms, there were 5 statistically significant differences, 4 of which were for lower rates of illness among notified subjects. Our findings contradict the prevailing notion that perceived exposure to chemical warfare agents should be considered an important cause of morbidity among Gulf War veterans. SN - 0026-4075 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16450822/Health_effects_in_Army_Gulf_War_veterans_possibly_exposed_to_chemical_munitions_destruction_at_Khamisiyah_Iraq:_Part_II__Morbidity_associated_with_notification_of_potential_exposure_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/milmed/article-lookup/doi/10.7205/milmed.170.11.945 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -