Reference

Study Design

Population

Outcomes

Results

Adjustments

Limitations/Comments

 

 

 

 

4.2% vs 0.9%, p < 0.01; sweaty, clammy, or damp hands 7.9% vs 3.9%, p < 0.05

 

 

CDC 1988b

Retrospective cohort, prevalence, population-based, telephone interview with screening medical examination at followup

2490 Vietnam-theater veterans, 1972 Vietnam-era veterans randomly selected from 7924 theater veterans, 7364 era veterans who had entered Army in 1965-1971

Dermatologic examinations, laboratory testing at medical examination

Other skin conditions OR 1.7, 95% CI excludes 1.0, p < 0.05; hyperpigmentation OR 1.2, 95% CI 0.9-1.7; folliculitis OR 0.9, 95% CI 0.8-1.1; tinea OR 1.0, 95% CI 0.8-1.1; any skin infection OR 1.0, 95% CI 0.8-1.1; postinflammatory scars OR 1.0, 95% CI 0.9-1.2

Age at enlistment, race, year of enlistment, enlistment status (volunteer vs draftee), score on general technical test, primary military occupational specialty

Low participation rate in control group; conducted 17 years after war

VES

NOTE: CI = confidence interval, GW = Gulf War, NHSGWEVTF = National Health Survey of Gulf War Era Veterans and Their Families, OR = odds ratio, VES = Vietnam Experience Study.



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