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Medical Statistics of the United States Army, Calendar Year 1953

Contents

PART ONE. ANALYSIS OF THE HEALTH OF THE ARMY AND ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES

FRONT MATTER

PREFACE

Chapter

I.  SUMMARY

II. MEDICAL CARE

  A.Major Morbidity Indices     

      Admissions    

      Outpatient Care   

      Average Duration

      Noneffectiveness

      Deaths

      Separations for Disability
 

  B.      Battle Casualty Experience 

III. DISCUSSION OF SPECIFIC DISEASE AND INJURY CONDITIONS

    Acute Respiratory Infections    

    Selected Respiratory and Related Conditions  

     Tuberculosis

     Malaria  

     Infectious Hepatitis

     Dysentery and Related Conditions

     Venereal Disease     

     Epidemic Hemorrhagic Fever   

     Selected Infective and Parasitic Diseases   

     Neoplastic Diseases

     Psychiatric Disorders    

     Diseases of the Circulatory System

     Diseases of the Digestive System   

     Diseases of the Urinary and Male Genital System 

     Diseases of the Skin and Cellular Tissue    

    Diseases of the Bones and Organs of Movement   

    Accidents, Violence, and Poisonings   

IV. MEDICAL RESOURCES

   Army Medical Service Commissioned Personnel  

    Inpatient Medical Workload in Army Medical Treatment Facilities   

V. OTHER ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES

    Dental Activities    

    Veterinary Activities    

    Processing of Selective Service Registrants (1950-53)

    Medical Care to Non-Army Personnel

APPENDIX.  SOURCES, DEFINITIONS, METHODOLOGY    

TEXT TABLES

Table

I. Outpatient Care at Army Facilities Worldwide by Selected Categories of Personnel and Type of Care, 1953
II.  Outpatient Care at Army Facilities Worldwide by Selected Categories of Personnel and Type of Treatment, 1953
III.  Average Duration of Stay in Hospitals and Quarters for Nonbattle Causes, U. S. Army, 1953IV.  Death Rates from Disease, U. S. Army, 1953
V.  Death Rates, by Rank and Race, U. S. Army, 1953
VI.  Nonbattle Injury Deaths by Location and Nature of Traumatism and Length of Medical Treatment Received, U. S. Army, 1953
VII.  Percent Distribution of Separations for Disability by Broad Cause of Separation and Type of Separation, U. S. Army, 1953
VIII.  Age Specific Rates of Disability Separations, by Type of Separation, U. S. Army, 1953
IX.  Rates of Disability Separations, by Rank and Type of Separation, U. S. Army, 1953   
X.  Percent Distribution of the Various Types of Separations, by Length of Service of Separatees, U. S. Army, 1953
XI.  Separations for Disabilities Due to Battle Injuries and Wounds, by Type of Separation, U.S. Army, 1950-53
XII.  Battle Injury and Wound Admission Rates, Total Army, Including and Excluding CRO Cases, 1950-53
XIII.  Incidence, Deaths, and Disability Separations for Selected Infective and Parasitic Diseases in the U.S. Army, 1953   
XIV.  Admission and Death Rates Due to Malignant Neoplasms and Neoplastic Conditions of the Lymphatic and Hematopoietic Tissues, by Anatomical Site, Rank, and Race, U. S. Army, 1953XV.  Admissions for Pilonidal Cyst, by Type of Operation, Disposition, and Average Duration of Stay, U.S. Army, 1953
XVI.  Regular Army Losses by Cause, 1953
XVII.  Actual Dental Corps Strength by Command and Month, U. S. Army, 1953
XVIII.  Number of Civilian Dentists on Duty with U. S. Army, 1953
XIX.  Prosthetic Appliances Fabricated at Central Dental Laboratories, U. S. Army, 1953
XX. Principal Dental Operations in U. S. Army Medical Treatment Facilities, 1953
XXI. Dental Operations in U. S. Army Medical Treatment Facilities, by Category of Patient, 1953
XXII. Veterinary Corps Officers Entering on Active Duty, U. S. Army, 1 January through 3 December 1953
XXIII. Veterinary Corps Officers Separated from U. S. Army, 1 January through 3 December 1953
XXIV. Veterinary Corps, U. S. Army: Active Duty Strengths, as of 1 January, 30 June, and 31 December 1953
XXV.  Veterinary Officers Completing Training Courses in U. S. Army Facilities, 1953
XXVI.  Antemortem and Postmortem Inspections, 1953
XXVII.  Veterinary Laboratory Specimens Examined in Continental United States, 1953XXVIII.  Average Strength, U.S. Army-Owned Animals, 1953
XXIX.  Number of Admissions, Days Lost, and Deaths among U. S. Army≠Owned Animals, 1953
XXX.  Results of Preinduction Examinations, July 1950 through December 1953
XXXI.  Results of Preinduction Examinations by Army area, July 1950 through December 1953XXXII.  Percent Distribution of Principal Disqualifying Defects by Diagnosis, July 1950 through December 1952
XXXIII.  Results of Inspection and Induction Examinations, August 1950 through December 1953XXXIV.  Medical Care in Army Facilities, by Category of Personnel, 1953
XXXV.  Morbidity Among Non-Army Personnel: Admissions, and Incidence of Disease and Injury by Diagnosis and Area, 1953
XXXVI  Approximate Confidence Limits for Frequencies Based on 20 Percent Sample
XXXVII.  Approximate Sampling Error in Rates Based on a 20 Percent Sample      

CHARTS

Charts

Frontispiece. Admissions for Disease and Nonbattle Injury, U. S. Army, 1819-1953
A.  Admissions for Nonbattle Causes, by Age, U. S. Army, 1953
B.  Admissions for Selected Diagnostic Classes, by Age, U. S. Army, 1953 
C.  Percentage Distribution of Outpatient Treatments, by Type of Treatment, All U.S. Army Medical Treatment Facilities, 1953
D.  Average Duration of Stay in Hospital and Quarters, by Type of Disposition, U.S. Army, 1953
E.  Average Duration of Stay in Hospital and Quarters, for Selected Conditions, U. S. Army, 1953
F.  Percentage Distribution of Noneffectiveness, by Cause, Total Army, 1953
G.  Noneffective Rates, by Month, Total Army, 1953
H.  Deaths From Nonbattle Causes, by Area, U. S. Army, 1953
I.  Deaths From Nonbattle Injuries, by Causative Agent, U. S. Army, 1953
J.  Incidence Rates for Acute Respiratory Infections, U. S. Army Troops, September 1952óDecember 1953
K.  Recent Trends in Psychiatric Disorders, U. S. Army, 1951, 1952, and 1953
L.  Admissions for Psychiatric Disorders, U. S. Army, 1953
M.  Nonbattle Injury Admissions, by Diagnosis, U. S. Army, 1953
N.  Nonbattle Injury Admissions, by Causative Agent, U. S. Army, 1953
O.  Operating Beds and Patient Loads, Army Hospitals in Continental United States
P.  Results of Preinduction Examinations, by Month (Percent Disqualified, by Principal Disqualifying Cause, July 1950 through December 1953)
Q.  Medical Care in Army Facilities, by Category of Personnel, 1953

PART TWO. SOURCE TABLES

Table

1.   General Summary Table: Admissions, Incidence, EPTS Proportions, Cases Treated, Patient Census, Loss of Time, Separations, and Deaths, by Diagnosis, U.S. Army, 1953
2.   Admission Rates for Disease, Nonbattle Injury and Battle Injury and Wound, by Area and by Month, U.S. Army, 1953
3.   Disease and Nonbattle Injury Admission Rates, by Diagnosis and by Area, U.S. Army, 1953
4.   Admission Rates for Selected Disease and Nonbattle Injury Diagnoses, by Rank, Sex, and Race, U. S. Army, 1953
5.   Number of Admissions for Selected Disease and Nonbattle Injury Diagnoses, by Sex and Race, U. S. Army, 1953  
6.   Admission Rates for Selected Disease and Nonbattle Injury Diagnoses, by Age at Admission, U. S. Army, 1953
7.   Number and Rate of Nonbattle Injury Admissions for Specified Causative Agents With Percent Distribution for Selected Branches by Causative Agent, U. S. Army, 1953
8.   Number of Nonbattle Injury Admissions for Specified Causative Agents, by Nature of Traumatism, U. S. Army, 1953
9.   Number of Nonbattle Injury Admissions for Specified Causative Agents, by Activity and Duty Status, U. S. Army, 1953  
10.  Number of Nonbattle Injury Admissions for Specified Anatomical Locations, by Nature of Traumatism, U.S. Army, 1953
11.  a. Admission Rates for Selected Infective and Parasitic Disease Categories, by Month, U. S. Army, 1953
b. Admission Rates for Selected Infective and Parasitic Disease Categories, by Month, Continental United States, 1953  
c. Admission Rates for Selected Infective and Parasitic Disease Categories, by Month, Europe, 1953
d. Admission Rates for Selected Infective and Parasitic Disease Categories, by Month, Far East, 1953  12.  Death Rate for Disease, Nonbattle Injury, and Battle Injury and Wound by Month of Death, Separately for Continental United States and Oversea Admissions, U.S. Army, 1953
13.  Death Rate From Nonbattle Causes by Area of Admission and Diagnosis With Detail by Causative Agent for Nonbattle Injury Deaths, U. S. Army, 1953
14.  Death Rate by Age at Admission, Separately for Battle and Nonbattle, and, for Nonbattle Deaths, by Selected Diagnoses, U. S. Army, 1953
15.  Number of Deaths from Nonbattle Injuries for Specified Causative Agents, by Nature of Traumatism, U.S. Army, 1953
16.  Average Duration (Days Lost per Case) by Selected Diagnosis for Nonbattle Causes of Admission, by Type of Disposition, U. S. Army, 1953
17.  Noneffective Rate for Selected Disease and Nonbattle Injury Diagnoses, by Rank, Sex, and Race, U. S. Army, 1953
18.  Number of Separations for Disability by Broad Cause of Separation and Type of Separation, Classified by Age, Rank and Race, Length of Service, and Branch of Service, U. S. Army, 195319.  Number and Percent Distribution of Separations for Nonbattle Disability, by Primary Cause of Separation, Classified by Type of Separation, U. S. Army, 1953
20.  Number of Separations for Nonbattle Disability, by Primary Cause of Separation, Classified by Sex, Rank, and Age, U.S. Army, 1953
21.  Number of Separations for Nonbattle Disability, by Primary Cause of Separation, Classified by Length of Service, U.S. Army, 1953
22.  Number of Separations for Battle Disability by Primary Cause of Separation, Classified by Type of Separation, by Rank and Race, and by Causative Agent, U.S. Army, 1953
23.  Authorized and Actual Strengths of Army Medical Service Officers, by Command and Corps
24.  Army Medical Service Officer Grade Distribution, by Corps 
25.  Army Medical Service Regular Army Permanent Grades, by Corps
26.  Inpatient Medical Care in U. S. Army Hospitals and Infirmaries, 1953
27.  Procurement and Surveillance Inspections of Foods of Animal and Nonanimal Origin, by Area, 1953
28.  Procurement and Surveillance Inspections of Foods of Animal and Nonanimal Origin, by Class, 1953
29.  Results of Preinduction Examinations and Number Inducted, by State and Territory, July 1950 Through December 1953