Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers - 6 December 2021

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The percentage of veterans believed by the American public to be suffering from PTSD, according to a recent survey by the Cohen Veterans Network, "a not-for-profit philanthropic organization that serves post-9/11 veterans, military families and active duty service members through a nationwide system of mental health clinics". In reality, according to the survey, "PTSD impacts 11-20% of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans, approximately 12% of Gulf War veterans, and 15% of Vietnam veterans."

By the Numbers - 15 November 2021

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The number of chronic pain diagnoses per 10,000 "person-years" in the Military Health System (MHS) in 2018, according to an article in the MHS publication Medical Surveillance Monthly Report -- Characterizing the contribution of chronic pain diagnoses to the neurologic burden of disease, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2009-2018. This represents a significant increase, from 85.5 per 10,000 person-years in 2009.