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Achievement of healthy people 2010 objectives by military health system beneficiaries

Citation

Reyes, C., Hourani, L., Creel, D., Smith, K., Jones, S., & King, T. (2009). Achievement of healthy people 2010 objectives by military health system beneficiaries. In Abstracts of the 42nd Annual Meeting society for Epidemiologic Research Anaheim, California, June 23-26, 2009, [169], pp. S7–S7. .

Abstract

Purpose: This study examined Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries’ progress toward Healthy People 2010 (HP2010) objectives. Selfreported survey data from the 2008 PHS were used to assess whether the HP2010 goals were met and to analyze the association between sociodemographic characteristics and health outcomes according to HP2010 objectives.
Design: A representative sample of beneficiaries from the MHS (n ¼ 55,000), stratified by beneficiary category, military Service and TRICARE region, were asked to complete an anonymous mail or web survey.
Measures: PHS uses questions derived from other major federal surveys (NHIS, BRFSS, etc.), so results can be compared to civilian data. Analysis: Statistical tests included logistic regression models to examine the association between characteristics of MHS beneficiaries and specific health promotion
and health risk outcomes identified in HP2010 objectives.
Results: The study determined the association between sociodemographic characteristics and health outcomes, according to HP2010 health-risk and health-promotion objectives, and the proportion of MHS beneficiaries who met HP2010 objectives.
Conclusion: MHS beneficiaries did not meet most of the HP2010 objectives, except for goals related to cancer screening and moderate/ vigorous physical activity.