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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999

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Respiratory Diseases among U.S. Military Personnel: Countering Emerging Threats

Gregory C. Gray*Comments to Author , Johnny D. Callahan*†, Anthony W. Hawksworth*, Carol A. Fisher‡, and Joel C. Gaydos‡
Author affiliations: *Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, USA; †Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; and; ‡Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC, USA

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Hospitalization rates for acute respiratory disease per 10,000 persons, 1991 to 1994: U.S. army recruits vs. young adults in U.S. nonfederal hospitals. U.S. army recruit estimates are converted from percentage febrile acute respiratory disease rates per 100 trainee-week figures (8). On average, recruits were 19 years old. U.S. national nonfederal estimates were taken from first-listed diagnoses with the International Classification of Diseases codes 460 to 466 (9) among persons of ages 15 to 44

Figure 1. Hospitalization rates for acute respiratory disease per 10,000 persons, 1991 to 1994: U.S. army recruits vs. young adults in U.S. nonfederal hospitals. U.S. army recruit estimates are converted from percentage febrile acute respiratory disease rates per 100 trainee-week figures (8). On average, recruits were 19 years old. U.S. national nonfederal estimates were taken from first-listed diagnoses with the International Classification of Diseases codes 460 to 466 (9) among persons of ages 15 to 44 years (10-13).

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