Title

The burden of illness in the first year home: do male and female VA users differ in health conditions and healthcare utilization

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Publication Date

2011-1

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adolescent; Adult; Afghan Campaign 2001-; Cohort Studies; Female; Health Care Surveys; Health Services; Hospitals, Veterans; Humans; Iraq War, 2003-2011; Male; Sex Factors; United States; Veterans; Veterans Health; Young Adult

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Health and Medical Administration | Military and Veterans Studies | Women's Health

Abstract

BACKGROUND: we sought to describe gender differences in medical and mental health conditions and health care utilization among veterans who used Veterans Health Administration (VA) services in the first year after combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. METHODS: this is an observational study, using VA administrative and clinical data bases, of 163,812 Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans who had enrolled in VA and who had at least one visit within 1 year of last deployment. RESULTS: female veterans were slightly younger (mean age, 30 years vs. 32 for men; p

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.whi.2010.08.001

Source

Womens Health Issues. 2011 Jan-Feb;21(1):92-7. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2010.08.001. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

21185994

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