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released: 1 Jun 2005 author: DVA, AIHW

This report is the second of four volumes published in this third series of studies on Vietnam veterans.

ISBN 1 920720 40 5; Cat. no. P1055b; 230pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Previous studies undertaken by the Department
    • 1.2 History of the nominal roll of Vietnam Veterans
    • 1.3 Overview of the Third Australian Vietnam Veterans Mortality study
    • 1.4 Report structure
  • Chapter 2 Australia's involvement in Vietnam
    • 2.1 Background - Republic of Vietnam
    • 2.2 Chronological overview
    • 2.3 Australian military involvement
    • 2.4 Other groups
    • 2.5 Definitions of service
    • 2.6 Summary
  • Chapter 3 The study roll
    • 3.1 Completeness of the nominal roll
    • 3.2 Creation and development of the study roll
    • 3.3 Accuracy of data
    • 3.4 Total number in the veteran cohort
  • Chapter 4 methods
    • 4.1 Vital status and sources of data
    • 4.2 Quality of the study roll
    • 4.3 Record linkage between the study roll and selected data sources
    • 4.4Results of the matching process
    • 4.5 Summary and discussion of determination of vital status
    • 4.6 Statistical methods
    • 4.7 Statistical power
    • 4.8 Statistical software used
  • Chapter 5 Characteristics of the male Vietnam veteran cohort
    • 5.1 Total number of veterans
    • 5.2 Birth year and age of first service
    • 5.3 Nature of service
    • 5.4 Involvement in other deployments
    • 5.5 Summary
  • Chapter 6 Results
    • 6.1 Overview of analysis
    • 6.2 Mortality of Vietnam veterans
    • 6.3 Deaths from diseases of a priori interest
    • 6.4 Mortality by branch of service
    • 6.5 Mortality from neoplasms
    • 6.6 Change in mortality over time
    • 6.7 Summary
  • Chapter 7 summary and discussion
    • 7.1 Features of the study
    • 7.2 Healthy worker effect
    • 7.3 Comparison with previous mortality studies
    • 7.4 Overall mortality
    • 7.5 Non-cancer mortality of a priori interest
    • 7.6 Cancer mortality of a priori interest
    • 7.7 Other mortality
    • 7.8 Mortality by branch of service
    • 7.9 Summary
  • Appendix A Literature review of health effects of Vietnam service
  • Appendix B Protocol for the Third Vietnam Veteran Mortality Study and Cancer Incidence in Vietnam Veterans Study
  • Appendix C Perceptions of service
  • Appendix D Tables of results
  • Appendix E Accuracy of national death index matching
  • Appendix F Consultative forum
  • Appendix G Scientific advisory committee
  • Appendix H Project team

Recommended citation

DVA, AIHW 2005. The Third Australian Vietnam Veterans Mortality Study 2005. Cat. no. P1055b. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 June 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129550914>.

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