Table of contents

  • Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Definitions
    • Korean war veterans
    • 'Allotted for duty' and 'operational service'
  • Tours and visits
  • Executive summary
    • Identifying deaths amongst veterans
    • Number of veteran deaths studied
    • Findings
      • Cancer mortality
      • Effect of nature of service
    • Strengths and weaknesses of the study
    • Conclusion
    • Recommendations
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Korean war veterans mortality study
    • 1.2 Influences on mortality
    • 1.3 Report structure
  • Chapter 2 Australia's involvement in Korea
    • 2.1 Korean geography and climate
    • 2.2 Korean war
    • 2.3 Australian involvement
    • 2.4 Definitions: 'allotted for duty' and 'operational service'
    • 2.5 Operational area
    • 2.6 Health and environmental threats
  • Chapter 3 The nominal roll of Australian veterans of the Korean war
    • 3.1 Sources of data
    • 3.2 Completeness of the nominal roll
    • 3.3 Accuracy of data
    • 3.4 Total number of veterans
  • Chapter 4 Characteristics of the study cohort
    • 4.1 Birth year distribution of veterans
    • 4.2 Age at first service in Korea
    • 4.3 Nature of service in Korea
    • 4.4 Involvement in other conflicts
    • 4.5 Summary
  • Chapter 5 Data sources, methods and limitations
    • 5.1 Sources of data on vital status
    • 5.2 Quality of Korean war nominal roll
    • 5.3 Record linkage between the nominal roll and selected data sources
    • 5.4 Results of the matching process
    • 5.5 Summary and discussion on determination of vital status
    • 5.6 Statistical methods
    • 5.7 Statistical power
    • 5.8 Smoking prevalence
    • 5.9 Statistical software used
  • Chapter 6 Results
    • 6.1 Overview of analysis
    • 6.2 Deaths from diseases of a priori interest
    • 6.3 Mortality of Korean war veterans
    • 6.4 Mortality by branch of service
    • 6.5 Neoplasms
    • 6.6 Effect of service in Korea
    • 6.7 Summary
  • Chapter 7 Discussion of mortality findings
    • 7.1 Consideration of study design
    • 7.2 Factors influencing mortality
    • 7.3 Discussion of causes of death of a priori interest
    • 7.4 Discussion of specific causes of death
    • 7.5 Possible exposures that could contribute to the elevation in mortality among Korean war veterans
  • Chapter 8 Summary, conclusions and recommendations
    • 8.1 Summary of findings
    • 8.2 Conclusions
    • 8.3 Recommendations
  • Appendices:
    • Appendix A: Protocol for a retrospective study of mortality of Korean veterans
    • Appendix B: Review of the literature on the health of Korean veterans
    • Appendix C: Australian and other United Nations forces in Korea
    • Appendix D: Tables of results
    • Appendix E: Location of surviving Korean veterans
    • Appendix F: Membership of the consultative committee
    • Appendix G: Membership of the study scientific advisory committee
    • Appendix H: Project staff