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Table 2 Demographics and Characteristics

From: Health symptom trajectories and neurotoxicant exposures in Gulf War veterans: the Ft. Devens cohort

Demographics/Characteristics Full Devens Cohort (N = 2949) Study Sample (N = 293)
Age at baseline survey, years* 30.2 + 8.3 32.3 + 8.5
Age at follow-up 3, years   54.28 + 8.56
Male, n (%)* 2702 (91.6) 256 (87.4)
White, n (%)* 2443 (82.8) 272 (92.8)
Active Duty at time of Gulf War, n (%)*
(versus Reserve, National Guard)
823 (27.9) 48 (16.4)
Mississippi PTSD scale-score 61.9 + 13.4 62.0 + 14.2
Clinical cutoff on Mississippi scale-score, n (%) 116 (3.9) 16 (5.5)
GW-Specific Neurotoxicant Exposures, n (%) Time 4 (N = 1291)
Took more than 21 Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB) Pills 210 (16.3) 50 (17.1)
20 or More Times on “Formal Alert” for a Chemical Attack 263 (20.4) 70 (23.9)
Received the 2000 DoD Notification for Possible Sarin Exposure from the Khamisiyah Weapons Demolition* 1024 (34.7) 121 (41.3)
Tent Heater or Stove in the Area Where you Slept* 788 (61.0) 200 (68.3)
  1. *p < 0.05