Time trends in characteristics of US Αrmy Βasic Τrainees: A descriptive analysis to support identification of risk factors for training-related injuries
Methods: This descriptive analysis is part of a record-based cohort study and economic assessment using the Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database (TAIHOD). TAIHOD links data from several administrative systems, including personnel and medical encounter data from military and civilian treatment facilities. The study population is all new Active Duty Army trainees entering BCT between January 1, 2002 and September 30, 2007, approximately 300,000.
Results/Outcomes: Trends over time in trainee demographic and training characteristics will be described, including age, gender, body mass index, accession waivers, and BCT dates and locations.
Conclusions: Results are useful to identify risk factors and their trends for training-related injuries. These subsequently may be used to develop evidence-based interventions to reduce the health and economic burden of injuries.
Discuss changes in the demographic and training characteristics of BCT trainees over time.
Keyword(s): Data/Surveillance, Epidemiology
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an epidemiologist who has completed descriptive and analytic research on multiple projects using large datasets.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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