The prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder among American Indian Vietnam veterans: disparities and context.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study employed data from two Congressionally mandated efforts (the American Indian Vietnam Veterans Project and the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study) to examine differential prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among 5 ethnically defined samples of male Vietnam theater veterans. Lay interviews assessed individual experiences before, during, and after the war from 1,798 male Vietnam theater veterans. Clinical reinterviews using the SCID were conducted with subsamples (N = 487). The prevalence of both 1-month and lifetime PTSD was higher for the 2 American Indian samples than for Whites. Once logistic regressions controlled for differential exposure to war-zone stress, ethnicity was no longer a significant predictor of PTSD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beals, J; Manson, SM; Shore, JH; Friedman, M; Ashcraft, M; Fairbank, JA; Schlenger, WE

Published Date

  • April 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 89 - 97

PubMed ID

  • 12013069

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-9867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1014894506325


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States