Table 1.

Trauma Exposure by DSM Diagnostic Group in 317 Bedouin IDF Servicemen.

DSM Diagnostic Groups
PTSD, n (%) Other DSM Diagnosis, n (%) No Diagnosis, n (%) Chi-square, P value
Types of traumatic exposurea 46 (14.5%) 40 (12.6%) 231 (72.9%)
War 44 (95.7%) 30 (75.0%) 140 (60.6%) 22.65, P<0.001
Car accidents 17 (37.0%) 11 (27.5%) 38 (16.5%) 11.02, P<0.01
Violence 2 (4.3%) 3 (7.5%) 5 (2.2%) 3.43, NS
Other accidents 2 (4.3%) 0 (0%) 7 (3.0%) 0.45, NS
Terror attacks 3 (6.5%) 1 (2.5%) 10 (4.3%) 0.83, NS
No exposure 0 (0%) 7 (17.5%) 72 (31.2%) 21.26, P<0.001
aTrauma categories are not mutually exclusive.

DSM, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2015 April; 6(2): e0021. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2015 April 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10205.