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ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
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Lung & Respiratory
Project Summary

Title: VA National Survey of Persian Gulf Veterans - Phase I
Synopsis: This is phase one of the VA survey study (VA 2) which includes a questionnaire to determine the prevalence of symptoms in veterans that did and did not serve in the Gulf.
Overall Project Objective: To estimate prevalence of various symptoms and other health outcomes for Persian Gulf War veterans.
Status/Results to Date: Phase I of the survey was completed in June 1996. Analysis of Phase I data in combination with Phase II data is completed.
Project:VA-2A
Agency:Department Of Veterans' Affairs
Location:VAMC Washington
P.I. Name:Han K Kang, Dr.
Research Type:Epidemiology
Research Focus:Symptoms & General Health
Focus Category:Lung & Respiratory
Status:Complete
Study Start Date:November 01,1995
Estimated Completion Date:June 01,1996
Specific Aims: To estimate and compare prevalence of various symptoms, medical conditions, and unexplained illnesses in Persian Gulf war veterans and those of non-Persian Gulf veterans.
Methodology: A population-based health survey. Several studies are currently underway that investigates the incidence, prevalence, and nature of illnesses in Gulf War veterans. The National Health Survey of Persian Gulf Veterans and Their Family Members is conducted in three phases. In this Phase I, a questionnaire was mailed to each of 30,000 veterans (15,000 Persian Gulf Veterans; 15,000 non-Persian Gulf Veterans). Multiple follow-up mailings were made to increase the response rate. A total of 15,825 veterans responded after three follow-up mailings.
Most Recent Publications:

Kang HK, Mahan CM, Lee KY, Murphy FM, Simmens S, Young H, Levine PH. Evidence for a Deployment-related Gulf War Syndrome by Factor Analysis. Archives of Environmental Health, 57(1):61-8. Jan-Feb 2002. Abstract

Kang HK, Mahan CM, Lee KY, Magee CA, Murphy FM. Illnesses Among United States Veterans of the Gulf War: A Population-Based Survey of 30,000 Veterans. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 42(5):491-501, May 2000. Abstract

Kang HK, Natelson BH, Mahan CM, Lee KY, Murphy FM. Post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness among Gulf War veterans: a population-based survey of 30,000 veterans. American Journal of Epidemiology, 157(2):141-8. Jan 2003. Abstract

Kang HK, Magee CA, Mahan CM, Lee KY, Murphy FM, Jackson L, Matanoski G. Pregnancy outcomes among U.S. Gulf War veterans: a population-based survey of 30,000 veterans. Ann Epidemiol, 11(7):504-11, 2001. Abstract