January 8, 1997 in Nation/World

Iowa Study Backs Gulf Vets

Los Angeles Times
 

A survey of some 2,000 Persian Gulf War veterans in Iowa suggested they were up to three times more likely to suffer one or more symptoms than service members who were not in the 1991 war, according to results released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.

However, outside analysts said the study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was based on a telephone survey of veterans, without any opportunity for medical officials to confirm their illnesses.

The survey is to be included in a series of studies made public today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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