"Firearms were the leading method of suicide in both the U.S. and combat zones (61.1% and 97.2%, respectively) but accounted for only 5.4% of suicides in those stationed in Europe/Asia..."
"Individuals in the chronic insomnia cohort were at higher risk for type II diabetes (adjusted hazard ratio [HR], 2.17 [95% CI, 1.75–2.69]) and hypertension (adjusted HR, 2.00 [95% CI, 1.85–2.16])..."
"The increase in numbers and the geographic distribution of cold injuries in the previous cold season are compatible with the unusual pattern of cold weather that marked Winter 2013–2014..."
"During the 2013–2014 influenza season, each of the three Services attained greater than 95% compliance among healthcare personnel..."
"Transportation (e.g., motor vehicle-related) deaths have steadily declined during the surveillance period and combat-related deaths have substantially declined during the last 2 years of the surveillance period..."
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the AFHSC Surveillance Bulletin. This month’s articles feature: