Cigarette smoking, physical fitness, and injuries in infantry soldiers.

  title={Cigarette smoking, physical fitness, and injuries in infantry soldiers.},
  author={Katy L Reynolds and H A Heckel and Cordelie E Witt and Julie W Martin and J. Andrew Pollard and Joseph J. Knapik and Bruce H. Jones},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={10 3},
Reliable data on the impact of physical training on light infantry units in terms of injuries and time loss are sparse. This study evaluated a light infantry unit (n = 181) prospectively and followed it throughout one year of infantry training and operations. Fifty-five percent of the soldiers (n = 101) experienced one or more injuries. Eighty-eight percent of the injuries were training-related conditions, which resulted in 1,103 days of limited duty. Lower extremity overuse injuries were the… CONTINUE READING
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