Year: 1991 Source: American Journal of Epidemiology, v.134, no.9, (November 1, 1991), p.973-980 SIEC No: 19911288

A retrospective cohort mortality study was conducted to examine health effects of military service in Vietnam on women veterans. About 4600 Vietnam veterans & 5300 veterans who had never served in Vietnam were identified. Mortality rates for all causes of death combined were similar in both groups as were suicide rates. Both groups had lower than expected mortality rates from all causes of death, based on rates for US women, due to significant deficits of deaths from circulatory diseases.