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Accession Number ADA562602
Title Weight Changes Among Male Navy Personnel Deployed to Iraq or Kuwait in 2005-2008.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 10p
Personal Author A. MacGregor C. A. Macera H. Aralis K. Heltemes M. J. Rauh
Abstract The study objective was to identify changes in weight that occurred during deployment to Iraq or Kuwait between 2005 and 2008 among male Navy personnel. Data on length and type of deployment was combined with weight measurements from the Physical Readiness Information Management System. Weight measurements pre- and post-deployment were available for 10,886 men who did not exceed weight recommendations predeployment. For men deploying twice, complete weight measurements were available for 1,108 men. In general, increased weight postdeployment and, for those who did not exceed Navy recommendations predeployment, factors associated with weight gain included being enlisted and having a deployment longer than 228 days. Among men with two deployments, a dwell time shorter than the combined deployed time was a risk factor for weight gain during the second deployment. Future studies should explore the combined effects of long deployments and short dwell times on maintaining the readiness of military personnel.
Keywords Deployment
Dwell time
Enlisted personnel
Naval personnel
Operational readiness
Weight changes

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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