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)



operational units at time but not deployed (n = 26,411)

service type, sex, age, rank





recruitable (96.6%)

2,796 recruitable (95.6%)

recruitable; 77.8% of eligible); 1,414 with both instruments (78.2% of recruitable; 75.6% of eligible)

1,588 (56.8% of recruitable; 54.3% of eligible); 1,411 with both instruments (50.5% of recruitable; 48.3% of eligible)


Derivatives from Kelsall et al. 2004a: Australian cohort



Study design



(where appropriate)



Enrolled (Response Rate)

Forbes et al. 2004

Self-reported symptoms

Factor analysis

GWVs with complete data on 62 symptoms: n = 1,322

NGVs with complete data: n = 1,459


McKenzie et al. 2004

Psychologic health, SF-12

Cross-sectional study

Male GWVs: n = 1,424; 1,374 with complete data

Male NGVs: n = 1,548; 1,513 with complete data


Ikin et al. 2004

Psychologic disorders and association with exposure to GW-related psychologic stressors

Cross-sectional study

Male GWVs: n = 1,424; 1,381 with psychologic health interview)

Male NGVs: n = 1,548; 1,377 with psychologic health interview)


Kelsall et al. 2004b

Respiratory health status, exposure to oil-fire smoke and dust storms

Cross-sectional study

Full cohort as described in Kelsall et al. 2004a


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