BMJ publication by MedStats members explores lifespan mortality impact amongst WW1 military cohorts

MedStats member Dr Summers, along with Dr Wilson (lead author), Christine Clement, Dr Bannister and Professor Harper together explored the impact on lifespan amongst two military cohorts who served during WW1.

The main finding of study concluded that ‘Military personnel going to the first world war in 1914 from New Zealand lost around eight years of life (relative to a comparable military cohort). In the postwar period they continued to have an increased risk of premature death’.

The study was published in theBritish Medical Journal’s Christmas edition: ‘In Love and War’  http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7168

Courtesy of: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Reference Number: 1/2-013096-G; Photographer: Henry Armytage Sanders.

Courtesy of: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Reference Number: 1/2-013096-G; Photographer: Henry Armytage Sanders.

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