Data Element

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Combat Zone Period
This data element is the self-reported date range(s) when a person worked in what is considered a combat zone. Both civilian workers, such as Department of Defense contractors, and military service members could have worked in combat zones.


Unified Comment from CDC

We strongly recommend inclusion of this element because it is part of SDOH. SDOH:  Working in a military combat zone is associated with short and long-term risks to health, both physical and mental. Specific risks and health outcomes have been described for various combat zones

Unified Comment from CDC

  • CSTE supports inclusion of this measure into USCDI v3: Very supportive of including work information in USCDI – important for assessing increased risk of conditions related to I/O.
    • Specific job title and workplace address are also critical for outbreak investigation.

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