Veterans—current or former serving members of the Australian Defence Force—and their families are an important population group for health and welfare monitoring. The unique nature of Australian Defence Force service promotes protective factors that can lead to improved health outcomes but also exposes members to risk factors that may lead to poor health during and after their military service.
in 2001–2015 among people with at least 1 day of Australian Defence Force service from 2001
had a suicide rate 2 times as high as all Australian men of the same age, in 2001–2015
personnel were 23–30% more likely to have a cancer diagnosis than non-exposed comparison personnel
in 2001–2015 was 14% higher among ex-serving men than all Australian men, after adjusting for age
was experienced by F-111 Deseal/Reseal personnel compared with non-exposed Amberley personnel
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