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Table 1 Post-deployment medical and psychological problems noted among individuals deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq seen by community-based primary care providers (N = 30).

From: A pilot survey of post-deployment health care needs in small community-based primary care clinics

Deployment-related Problem N (%)
Traumatic amputation and/or prosthetic device 0
Wound care or re-infection 3 (10%)
Other orthopedic problem related to combat or burn injury 2 (7%)
Traumatic brain injury 2 (7%)
Other neurological problem related to head injury (e.g., epilepsy) 1 (3%)
Non-combat injury that occurred during deployment (e.g., motor vehicle accident) 3 (10%)
Vision loss 0
Hearing loss, tinnitus 2 (7%)
Medical illness that developed or worsened during deployment 4 (13%)
Exposure to depleted uranium 0
Acinetobacter or leishmaniasis 0
Other infectious disease 1 (3%)
Military sexual trauma 0
Post-traumatic stress disorder 6 (20%)
Depression 9 (30%)
Alcohol or substance abuse 4 (13%)
Marital problems 6 (20%)
Family problems 2 (7%)
Legal or financial problems 0