Volume 4, Number 2—June 1998
Hospitalizations for Unexplained Illnesses among U.S. Veterans of the Persian Gulf War
|Variable||Deployed||Nondeployed||Risk ratioa||95% Confidence interval|
|Deployed||552,111||-||1.06||1.03 - 1.09|
|Not hospitalized before warb,c||513,486||1,375,169|
|Hospitalized before war||38,625||104,582||1.71||1.65 - 1.78|
|Female||33,690||188,273||2.11||2.04 - 2.18|
|Black||130,249||286,427||1.04||1.01 - 1.08|
|Other race/ethnicityc||38,158||82,375||0.91||0.86 - 0.96|
|All other occupationsc||523,713||1,372,160|
|Health-care worker||28,398||107,591||1.44||1.38 - 1.50|
|Officerc||63,077||240,961||0.66||0.62 - 0.70|
|$1,000-$1,399||269,500||573,995||0.77||0.74 - 0.79|
|> $1,400c||160,450||577,569||0.82||0.78 - 0.87|
|Other branches||293,253||1,202,107||0.60||0.58 - 0.62|
aRisk ratios are relative to the first category for each variable.
bIn the 12 months preceding 1 August 1990.
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