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Accession Number ADA562726
Title Risk of Diabetes in US Military Service Members in Relation to Combat Deployment and Mental Health.
Publication Date Dec 2009
Media Count 9p
Personal Author B. Smith E. J. Boyko I. G. Jacobson M. A. Ryan T. I. Hooper
Abstract Objective: To determine whether military deployment, combat exposure, and mental health conditions were related to risk of newly reported diabetes over a 3-year survey interval. Methods: Data were from the Millennium Cohort Study and included 44,754 participants. Survey instruments provided information on demographics, height, weight, lifestyle, military service, clinician- diagnosed diabetes, and other physical and mental health conditions. Odds of newly reported diabetes were estimated using logistic regression analysis. Results: After adjusting for potential confounding covariates, only baseline posttraumatic stress disorder was significantly associated with risk of diabetes (odds ratio 2.07, 95% confidence interval 1.31-3.29). Conclusions: In this military cohort, PTSD symptoms at baseline, but not other mental health symptoms or military deployment experience, were significantly associated with future risk of self-reported diabetes.
Keywords Deployment
Mental health
Military forces(United states)
Military personnel
Post traumatic stress disorder
Regression analysis
Signs and symptoms

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
88D - Personnel
92A - Job Training & Career Development
57E - Clinical Medicine
74 - Military Sciences
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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