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Gulf War Newsletter - March 2014

Wellness and health promotion is important for all Veterans. Survey results showed that Gulf War Veterans are three times more likely to have chronic multi-symptom illness compared to non-deployed Gulf War-era Veterans. Download full issue to learn more. (233 KB, PDF)

Bar chart titled: Responses to the question has your doctor ever told you that you have

Source: Kang, HK, et al.
Health of US Veterans of 1991 Gulf War: A follow-up survey in 10 years. Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine, 2009, 51: 401-410.

This chart shows Veterans' responses to the question "Has your doctor ever told you that you have..."

  • Gastritis: 27.4% of Deployed, 18.1% of Non-deployed
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: 19.1% of Deployed, 12.6% of Non-deployed
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: 18.2% of Deployed, 9.0% of Non-deployed
  • Fibromyalgia: 10.3% of Deployed, 7.9% of Non-deployed

Veterans surveyed: 15,000 Deployed Gulf War and 15,000 Non-deployed Gulf War-era

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