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Am J Epidemiol. 1990 Oct;132(4):670-4.

Proportionate mortality among US Army Vietnam veterans who served in military region I.

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  • 1Office of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20006.


A proportionate mortality study was conducted to determine if the post-service mortality experience of 6,668 Army Vietnam veterans who served in Military Region I (I Corps) was different from that of 27,917 Army non-Vietnam veterans. These veterans served in the US military between 1965 and 1973 and had died as of December 31, 1984. Statistically significant excesses of deaths were observed for motor vehicle accidents and accidental poisonings, with accidental poisonings having the largest elevation. Suicides and deaths due to any other major disease categories including malignant neoplasms were no more frequent among the I Corps veterans than their counterparts.

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