Ethan Switch - Friday, 19 March 2004
Recently released by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Mortality Study 2003: Australian Veterans of the Korean War.
As the veterans of the first two World Wars die from a pool too small to consider, the next generator has been shown to be the Korean War. "The mortality study has shown there is a significantly higher risk of early mortality in Korean War veterans despite access to comprehensive health care for any condition suffered as a result of their service," said Danna Vale, Minister for Veteran Affairs.
21 percent higher than expected from the general male, Korean War veterans were noted as having an increased mortality from circulatory disease, cancer, respiratory disease and digestive disease. With this being the second of a planned series of three studies, more veterans of the Korean Wars are asked to participate in the General Health Survey. Preferably before they die off.
On the Department of Veteran Affairs site, the link to the actual meat of the publication was dead on the day of release but has since been revived.