Percent Symptom (of 10,391) Fatigue 29 Headache 22 Skin rash 20 Muscle, joint pain 16 Loss of memory and other general symptoms 15 Shortness of breath 10 Sleep disturbances 7 Chest pain 5 Cough 4 Diarrhea and other GI symptoms 4
* Note that the top three symptoms are computerized for each patient in the VA Registry.
SOURCE: H.K. Kang, N.A. Dalager, N.A., and K.Y. Lee, "Health Surveillance of Persian Gulf War Veterans-A Review of the DVA Persian Gulf Registry Data," unpublished report, Department of Veterans Affairs, March 1996.