Knee-related injuries and disabilities in the U.S. Army 1980-1987.
Sulsky-SI; Mundt-KA; Bigelow-C; Amoroso-PJ; Fisher-D
USARIEM Technical Report T00-24 2000 Sep; :1-143
This report identifies predictors of occupational knee injury and knee-related disability; demonstrates that a series of case-control comparisons can be used to identify differences in the determinants of these outcomes; and demonstrates that data collected for administrative purposes represent a cost- effective resource for epidemiologic research. Methods: Using the Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database (TAIHOD), we conducted separate case-control comparisons of occupational knee injury and knee-related disability discharge from active duty service. Results: Among men and women, non-whites were at about 30% lower risk than whites for both outcomes. There was increasing risk of both injury and disability with increasing age for women, and for disability among men. Duration of service (positive) and pay grade (negative) were associated with both outcomes for men and women. Other risk factors differed for men and women by outcome, and the final models included different parameters for each gender.
Occupational-hazards; Knee-injuries; Disabled-workers; Traumatic-injuries; Injuries; Military-personnel; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Sampling; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Age-groups
NTIS Accession No.
Disease and Injury: Traumatic Injuries
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts