Table 3-5 -- Frequency Distribution of
Symptoms Reported by 284 Gulf War
Veterans in Great Britain

Reported                     Percent of   
symptoms                     284 patients  

Tiredness                        55       

Muscle and joint pain            35       
Irritability                     29       

Sleep disturbance                24       
Short-term memory loss           22       
Breathlessness                   21       

Skin problems                    16       

Tingling limbs                   11       

SOURCE: W. Coker, Consultant Specialist in Internal Medicine, British Ministry of Defence, "Overview of the Health of Coalition Forces," presentation at Department of VA National Conference: Current Concepts of Persian Gulf Veterans Illnesses, Long Beach, CA, August 1996.