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United States military casualty comparisons during the Persian Gulf War.

Authors
Helmkamp-JC
Source
J Occup Med 1994 Jun; 36(6):609-615
NIOSHTIC No.
00220679
Abstract
A comparison of military casualty rates across the four United States military services during the Persian Gulf War was presented. Data were obtained from the Worldwide Casualty System on all deaths that occurred in the involved area of Southwest Asia between January 17, 1991 and February 28, 1991. Of the 219 active duty military personnel that were killed during this period 154 were killed in battle and 65 died of nonbattle related causes. Army personnel accounted for 58% of the battle casualties and 71% of the nonbattle casualties. Thirteen percent of the casualties resulted from friendly fire. The highest battle casualty rate, 0.52 per 1,000, and nonbattle casualty rate, 0.31 per 1,000, were experienced by the Marine Corps. The nonbattle related deaths were due to accidents, illness, suicide, and homicide.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Military-personnel; Epidemiology; Soldiers; Demographic-characteristics
CODEN
JOCMA7
Publication Date
19940601
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0096-1736
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
State
WV
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