Research Index

E-Cigarette Use among Rural Military Veterans

Our 33-state study showed that the rate of e-cigarette use among veterans with 14+ days of mental distress and current cigarette use living in highly urban areas was 8.93% (compared to 0.89% for those with no mental distress and no…

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities in Supporting Wounded, Injured and Sick Military Personnel and Veterans

This chapter gives an overview of how adventurous experiences in the natural environment have been utilized to support recovering military personnel and veterans. This has not just been in the context of physically adapted adventure sports but also to support…

Shaping the Future of Veterans’ Health Care

Members of the U.S. military are at risk for a range of combat-related injuries and hazardous exposures. Although each theater of operations poses its own risks, over the past 50 years, knowledge of measures for reducing the risks associated with…

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Across the Veterans Health Administration

Purpose: Equal-access health care systems such as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) reduce financial and nonfinancial barriers to care. It is unknown if such systems mitigate racial/ethnic mortality disparities, such as those well documented in the broader U.S. population. We…

The mortality and cancer experience of New Zealand Vietnam war veterans: a cohort study

Design: A historical cohort study. Setting: Veterans, identified from service records, with Vietnam service between 1964 and 1972. Participants: Of the 3,322 survivors of Vietnam service, we followed up 2,783 (84%). Outcome measures: Standardised mortality and incidence ratios (SMRs and…