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The Pervasive Role of Rank in the Health of U.S. Veterans.
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PMID:  21113413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The following article tests the hypothesis that veterans have better health if they were officers when they were in the U.S. military than if they served in the enlisted ranks. It examines this hypothesis by presenting results from logistic regressions that are based on four surveys: the National Survey of Veterans, the Survey of Retired Military, the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. In all four of these surveys, the evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that military rank is associated with health, particularly among veterans who served longer. It also suggests that the health gradient by rank is independent of similar gradients by education and income as well as health differences by race. These findings indicate that health may be influenced not just by differences in civilian society but also by those in the military.
Alair Maclean; Ryan D Edwards
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Armed forces and society     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0095-327X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9879322     Medline TA:  Armed Forces Soc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  765-785     Citation Subset:  -    
Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver, WA.
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R03 AG029275-02//NIA NIH HHS

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