A Retrospective Survey of Enteric Infections In Active Duty Navy and Marine Corps Personnel

Results of the present study revealed that among the diseases and conditions studied, diagnoses of gastroenteritis or colitis were the most frequent causes for hospitalization

Gary Pazzaglia; Richard I. Walker


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  • Hospital admissions included all active duty Navy and Marine Corps patients for whom inpatient care was carried to completion at a naval medical treatment facility, or who were discharged from the facility without intent of transfer for continued inpatient care at another Armed Forces facility
  • Admission rates for the years 1960-1963 are probably slightly inflated, due to the fact that total enteric admission rates in this period were estimated from enlisted personnel admissions, and enlisted admission rates were higher than the overall rates for other years studied
  • Hospital admissions and outpatient diagnoses represent a small percentage of the total enteric disease morbidity
  • There were no significant differences between ethnic groups
  • It is not possible to ascertain the precise total number of enteric episodes in the Navy and Marine Corps population, a rough estimate may be made from study results and surveys in other populations of healthy, working persons
  • A retrospective survey of medical records was done, using admissions and outpatient diagnoses of enteric illnesses in active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel for the period 1960-1979

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