Reference

Eligible population

Type of study or methods

Date(s) of enrollment

Subgroup (n = eligible subjects)

Contacted or Located (% of eligible)

Responded or Enrolled (Response Rate)

Comments

Maconochie et al. 2003

UK military who served in gulf 8/1990-6/1991 excluding special services identified by MOD (n = 52,811)

Comparison population – not deployed, appropriately fit, in military 1/1/1991 (n = 52,924)

Retrospective cohort study of reproductive outcomes Comparison group stratum matched on service, sex, age, serving status, rank

8/1998-3/2001

Total

GWV men

GWV women

NGV men

NGV women

105,735

51,581

1,230

51,688

1,236

44,087 (41.7%, 48.5% adjusted)

24,379 (47.3%, 53% adjusted)

705 (57.3%, 72% adjusted)

18,439 (35.7%, 42% adjusted)

564 (45.6%, 60% adjusted)

Adjusted response rate—accounts for undelivered

Assessed selection bias

Derivatives from Maconochie et al. 2003: UK Gulf War veterans – Reproductive study

Reference

Purpose

Study design

Population

Comments

(where appropriate)

Eligible

Located

Enrolled (Response Rate)

Doyle et al. 2004

Miscarriage, stillbirth, congenital malformation in offspring

Retrospective cohort study

As reported in Maconochie et al.

 

Simmons et al. 2004

Incidence of self-reported adult ill health

Retrospective cohort study, comparison of deployed and nondeployed and among those who believe theyhave GWS

Men only: n = 42,818

 

Reference

Eligible population

Type of study or methods

Date(s) of enrollment

Subgroup (n = eligible subjects)

Contacted or Located (% of eligible)

Responded or Enrolled (Response Rate)

Comments

Kelsall et al. 2004a

All Australian veterans served in gulf 8/2/1990-9/4/1991 Comparison group—randomly selected from Australian Defense Force personnel in

Postal questionnaire and comprehensive health assessment

Comparison group frequency matched by

8/2000-4/2002

Total

4,795

GWV

4,604 recruitable (96.0%)

1,808

3,044 (66.1% of recruitable; 63.5% of eligible)

1,456 (80.5% of

Assessed selection bias using telephone-survey-only results



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