By the Numbers: 29 April 2019

By the Numbers: 29 April 2019


The percentage of "returned Army National Guard soldiers (N = 4,567 in 50 company-sized units)" who reported being unable to sleep, according to a recent article n the journal Military Psychology -- Relationships of deployment and combat experiences to postdeployment negative health conditions among Army National Guard soldiers.

Other significant problems included:

  • being angry (35.9%)
  • alcohol abuse (25.1% reported 5 or more drinks in 1 day)

Longer deployment lengths were associated with troubled relationships and aggression toward the significant other adult and children in the household. More deployments were associated with aggression toward household children. Self-reported general combat trauma and having killed or wounded someone were associated with all problem areas.