Table 3-2-Frequency of the Ten Most Common Symptoms Reported by Participants Enrolled in DOD's CCEP and VA's Registry
CCEP participants Registry participants (N=18,075) (N=52,216) Any of top Any of top Reported symptom Chief complaint seven symptoms three symptoms No symptoms 10% 10% 12% Joint pain 11 49 17a Fatigue 10 47 20 Headache 7 39 18 Memory loss 4 34 14 Sleep disturbance 2 32 6 Rash/dermatitis 7 31 18 Difficulty concentrating <1 27 NA Depression 1 23 NA Muscle pain 1 21 a
NA = Not available
a In the VA Registry, muscle and joint pain, combined, are 17 percent.
SOURCES: U.S. Department of Defense, Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program for Persian Gulf War Veterans: CCEP Report on 18,598 Participants (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense, 1996); and H.K. Kang, N.A. Dalager, and K.Y. Lee, "Health Surveillance of Persian Gulf War Veterans-A Review of the DVA Persian Gulf Registry Data," unpublished report, Department of Veterans Affairs, March 1996.