Table 1

Prevalence of illness and injuries occurring on deployment, by disposal type, among 3896 Army personnel
OpEDAR event Participants with OpEDAR event Participants with disposal type among those with OpEDAR event
n/N (%) n/N (%)
All events Any hospital attendance 531*/3896 (13.8) -
Returned to unit 232/3884 (6.0) 232/519 (44.8)
Admitted 198/3884 (5.1) 198/519 (38.1)
Medically evacuated 89/3884 (2.3) 89/519 (17.1)
Illness events All illness 270**/3896 (6.8) -
Returned to unit 75/3890 (1.9) 75/264 (27.1)
Admitted 151/3890 (3.9) 151/264 (58.9)
Medically evacuated 38/3890 (1.0) 38/264 (14.1)
Injury events All injury 261***/3896 (6.9) -
Returned to unit 157/3890 (4.0) 157/255 (62.2)
Admitted 47/3890 (1.2) 47/255 (17.8)
Medically evacuated 51/3890 (1.3) 51/255 (20.0)

*12 OpEDAR events are missing ‘disposal’ information.

**6 illness events on OpEDAR are missing ‘disposal’ information.

***6 injury events on OpEDAR are missing ‘disposal’ information.

† 33 of 261 injuries (15.1%) were hostile (19 of these were medically evacuated, 11 admitted and 3 returned to unit).

Forbes et al.

Forbes et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:178   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-178

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