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Table 4 PTSD Items Administered Using DIS-III A Instrument in VES

From: Reconciling disparate prevalence rates of PTSD in large samples of US male Vietnam veterans and their controls

DSM-III-R Symptoms Occurring within Last Month
Criteria
Male Vietnam Theater Veterans
(N = 2,483)
Male Vietnam Era Controls
(N = 1,976)
   Prev (%) 95% CI Prev (%) 95% CI
B Recurrent thoughts or dreams 7.6 6.6–8.6 0.1 0.0–0.3
  Felt as if event recurring 1.9 1.4–2.4 0.0 NA
  Symptoms get worse in situations that remind 3.9 3.1–4.7 0.1 0.0–0.3
C Lost ability to care/Lost interest in activities 5.1 4.2–6.0 0.1 0.0–0.3
  Avoids situations that remind 7.9 6.8–9.0 0.2 0.0–0.4
  Ashamed of being alive 1.9 1.4–2.4 0.1 0.0–0.3
D Jumpy or easily startled 10.6 9.4–11.8 0.3 0.0–0.6
  Trouble Sleeping 7.4 6.4–8.4 0.2 0.0–0.4
  Forgetful or trouble concentrating 5.2 4.3–6.1 0.1 0.0–0.3