Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis


Biomedical Science

First Advisor

Angela Murphy


Numerous recruits for Basic Combat Training (BCT) for the Army fail to complete the course due to injury and time lost. This study was designed to provide a more thorough list of risk factors involved in injury and attrition through real-time data analysis throughout a cycle of BCT. Throughout BCT, a researcher was placed in the Battalion Aid Station (BAS) and recorded the reason for the visit, whether it was a new or existing condition, injury location, medical history, and how long this injury has been an issue. Several risk factors were tested: sex, age, and ethnicity/race. It was found that 39.87% of the Female recruits and 28.34% of the Male recruits visited the BAS. The age that produced the highest percentage of Male recruit visits over 30 years old (37.50%) and the Female recruits was 18-20 years old (46.38%). Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Males had the highest rate of BAS visits at 40.00% and Non-Hispanic Black Females had the highest rate at 45.42%. The visits to the BAS were higher for Female recruits; older male and younger female recruits.


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