Select Committee on Defence Minutes of Evidence


Annex

UK GULF VETERANS' DEATHS 1 APRIL 1991-31 DECEMBER 2000

  The table below gives a breakdown of the underlying causes for 477 Gulf veterans' deaths (Service and Ex-Service personnel only) which have occurred in the period 1 April 1991 to 31 December 2000, classified according to the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases 9th revision (ICD-9) (1977).

ICD Chapter Cause of death
Gulf
Era
  All deaths
477
466
  All cause coded deaths
468
457
I—XVIDisease-related causes
168
208
IInfectious and parasitic diseases
3
2
IICancers
69
77
IIIEndocrine and immune disorders
1
4
VMental disorders
8
11
VIDiseases of the nervous system and sense organs
7
4
VIIDiseases of the circulatory system
60
79
VIIIDiseases of the respiratory system
9
5
IXDiseases of the digestive system
6
12
IV, X-XVIAll other disease-related causes
5
14
EXVIIExternal causes of injury and poisoning
300
249
  Railway accidents
4
1
  Motor vehicle accidents
109
85
  Water transport accidents
4
1
  Air and space accidents
25
17
  Other vehicle accidents
0
2
  Accidental poisoning
9
12
  Accidental falls
8
6
  Accidents due to fire/flames
0
1
  Accidents due to natural environmental factors
2
2
  Accidents due to submersion/suffocation/foreign bodies
15
6
  Other accidents
31
26
  Late effects of accident/injury
0
2
  Suicide and injury undetermined whether accidental
85
80
  Homicide
5
4
  Injury resulting from the operations of war
3
4
  Other deaths for which coded cause data are not yet available
7
6
  Overseas deaths for which cause data are not available
2
3




 
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