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Attendance and referral patterns in a health promotion program for soldiers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1620386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied referral patterns among 505 active duty Army participants in a heath promotion program at Fort Lewis, Washington. Over one-third (35.6%) were referred to health care providers for confirmation of cholesterol or blood pressure screening results. Fifty-two (10.3%) had elevated blood pressure screening measurements, of whom 30% had been previously diagnosed as hypertensive. One hundred forty-six had cholesterol levels greater than or equal to 200 mg/dl, 22.8% of whom were already aware of hypercholesterolemia. Referral for follow-up was not associated with race, sex, or rank after controlling for age. Screening resulted in a large number of referrals for previously unrecognized abnormalities.
R F DeFraites; M R Krauss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-06     Completed Date:  1992-08-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Preventive Medicine, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC 20307-5100.
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MeSH Terms
Health Promotion / utilization*
Hypercholesterolemia / diagnosis
Hypertension / diagnosis
Military Personnel*
Referral and Consultation*
United States

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