A US-UK comparison of health in 1990-1991 Gulf War veterans

K. Ismail, N. Fear, M. Flanagan, B. Doebbeling, S. Wessely
2011 Occupational Medicine  
Results Although UK veterans had similar mean PF scores as US veterans (mean differences in PGW: 0.86, 95% CI 20.36 to 2.07 and in non-deployed 20.61, 95% CI 21.84 to 0.62), they had worse mean GHP scores (mean differences in PGW: 25.62, 95% CI 27.44 to 23.80 and in non-deployed 23.83, 95% CI 25.40 to 22.27). UK PGW veterans were more likely to report Gulf specific exposures, and this was associated with worse GHP (UK mean difference 29.05, 95% CI 211.49 to 26.61 versus US mean difference
more » ... 95% CI 26.62 to 21.98). Conclusions This study observed transatlantic variations in health status in military populations that may reflect cultural differences in the reporting of health.
doi:10.1093/occmed/kqr086 pmid:21865220 fatcat:rdllep4erneczowbcy7jk6rgc4