Table 5

Temporal changes in injury-related mortality rate ratios (95%CIs) in various studies

Conflict

Study

Follow-up Period (years)

All External Causesb

Motor Vehicle Eventsb

Suicide (E950–959)b

Homicide (E960–969)b


Vietnam

Boyle et al. 1987 & Boehmer et al. 2004 [9,29]

≤ 5

ND

1.93 (1.16–3.22)

1.72 (0.76–3.88)

1.52 (0.59–3.91)


6–14

ND

1.16 (0.72–1.87)

0.64 (0.32–1.30)

0.78 (0.39–1.55)


6–30

ND

1.02 (0.73–1.43)

0.93 (0.64–1.34)

0.80 (0.50–1.26)


Gulf

Kang & Bullman 2001 [57]

≤ 1.7

ND

1.32 (1.13–1.53)

ND

ND


1.8–3.3

ND

1.21 (1.01–1.45)

ND

ND


3.4–5.0

ND

1.17 (0.98–1.40)

ND

ND


5.1–6.7

ND

1.00 (0.82–1.22)

ND

ND


MacFarlane et al. 2005 [59]

≤ 6

1.13 (1.06–1.63)

ND

ND

ND


7–13

1.05 (0.83–1.33)

ND

ND

ND


aValues are mortality rate ratios (conflict-zone veterans/non-conflict-zone veterans) with 95% confidence intervals.

bND = No data reported in article

Knapik et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:231   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-231

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