Table 2

First hospitalization rates and adjusted odds ratios for active-duty military personnel over a 1-year period enrolled in the Millennium Cohort Study 2004-2006 (N = 42896)*

Hospitalization rate per 1,000

Adjusted

95% CI

Characteristic

(n = 1449)

OR


Sex

Male

28.3 (890)

1.00

Female

48.8 (559)

1.93

1.69-2.19

Birth year

Pre-1960

44.2 (179)

1.00

1960-1969

37.2 (457)

0.73

0.60-0.90

1970-1979

29.9 (374)

0.47

0.38-0.59

1980 and later

31.1 (439)

0.46

0.36-0.60

Race/ethnicity

White, non-Hispanic

33.2 (955)

1.00

Black, Non-Hispanic

34.9 (208)

1.06

0.90-1.24

Other

35.2 (286)

1.10

0.95-1.26

Education level

High school diploma or less

34.9 (989)

1.00

Some college

35.0 (212)

0.75

0.62-0.89

Bachelor's degree

27.6 (126)

0.65

0.51-0.82

Graduate school

30.9 (122)

0.62

0.44-0.85

Marital status

Never married

31.6 (514)

1.00

Married

34.3 (839)

1.03

0.89-1.19

Divorced, widowed, separated

44.3 (96)

1.00

0.7-1.29

Military pay grade

Enlisted

34.6 (1,270)

1.00

Officer

28.8 (179)

1.08

0.82-1.43

Service branch

Army

41.4 (697)

1.00

Navy and Coast Guard

31.6 (302)

0.69

0.59-0.80

Marine Corps

18.6 (53)

0.49

0.35-0.66

Air Force

29.2 (402)

0.68

0.59-0.78

Military occupation

Combat specialists

32.1 (251)

1.00

Electronic equipment repair

28.8 (122)

0.89

0.70-1.12

Communications/intelligence

33.2 (138)

0.90

0.72-1.13

Health care

45.2 (190)

1.09

0.88-1.35

Other technical and allied

33.8 (45)

0.99

0.70-1.37

Functional support and admin

34.6 (272)

0.84

0.69-1.02

Electrical/mechanical equip. repair

33.0 (234)

1.02

0.83-1.24

Craft workers

18.3 (22)

0.54

0.32-0.84

Service and supply

38.2 (148)

1.01

0.81-1.26

Students, trainees, and other

24.2 (27)

0.91

0.59-1.36

Body mass index (BMI)

Underweight

56.5 (17)

1.00

Healthy weight

31.8 (483)

0.70

0.42-1.26

Overweight

32.8 (641)

0.78

0.47-1.42

Obese

42.7 (224)

1.00

0.59-1.83

Missing data

(84)

Smoking status

Nonsmoker

31.3 (704)

1.00

Past smoker

36.5 (201)

1.09

0.92-1.29

Current smoker

36.7 (488)

1.20

1.05-1.36

Missing data

(56)

Alcohol-related problems

No

33.8 (1,302)

1.00

Yes

33.7 (147)

1.02

0.84-1.24


*Excludes hospitalizations for complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (ICD-9-CM 630-676).

ORs and associated confidence intervals from multiple logistic regression were adjusted for sex, age, education, marital status, race/ethnicity, pay grade, branch of service, occupation, BMI, smoking status, and problem drinking. CIs that exclude 1.00 were significant at the p < 0.05 level.

Alcohol-related problems were defined by endorsement of any of the following that occurred more than once during the past year: (a) you drank alcohol even after a doctor suggested stopping due to health problems; (b) you drank alcohol, were high from alcohol, or were hung over while you were working, going to school, or taking care of children or other responsibilities; (c) you missed or were late for work, school, or other activities because you were drinking or hung over; (d) you had a problem getting along with people while you were drinking; (e) you drove a car after having several drinks or after drinking too much. No = none reported, Yes = one or more reported.

White et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:27   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-27

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