TABLE 6-4 Record-Linkage Studies of Adverse Events Following Anthrax Vaccination


Study Population and Observation Period

Data Collection Method(s)

Single-Service Databases


Air Combat Command Study (Rehme, 2001; Rehme et al., 2002)

Air Force personnel with medical visit during 1998 deployment in SWA, 1998–1999

Air Force and DoD databases on vaccination and postdeployment health care visits






Army Aviation Epidemiology Register (Mason et al., submitted for publication)

Army aircrew personnel; Jan. 1998–Nov. 2000

Records from aviation physical examinations conducted within 24 months before and after vaccination

DoD Databases


Naval Health Research Center analysis (Sato, 2001a,b; Sato et al., 2001)

All personnel on active duty; Jan. 1, 1998–March 31, 2000

DoD records on hospitalization in military or civilian facilities linked to DoD records on vaccination and personnel data

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