Reasons for Medical Discharge
Data Source: The presented data on this page has been taken from the most recent Ministry of Defence report providing information on medical discharges, titled ‘Annual Medical Discharges in the UK Regular Armed Forces 2010/11 – 2014/15’, Published: 16 July 2015. The report together with the supplementary data spreadsheet could be accessed here.
Figure 1. Comparison between UK Regular Service Personnel medical discharges by principal cause code group for the last 5 financial years (2010/11- 2014/15; N = 9906) and the most recent financial year where this data is available (2014/15; N = 2256) .
Numbers next to each bar depict the actual number of medical discharges as a function of medical condition.
Data presented as “~” has been suppressed in accordance with Defence Statistics’ rounding policy.
* of which 4.70% (466 individuals) were due to PTSD.
** of which 6.65% (150 individuals) were due to PTSD.
of which 0.39% (~ 39 individuals) were due to blindness and related conditions.
of which 0.27% (~ 6 individuals) were due to blindness and related conditions.
of which 5.46% (541 individuals) were due to hearing loss.
of which 4.21% (~ 95 individuals) were due to hearing loss.