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Table 6 Summary of Broad and Narrow PTSD Criteria for the NVVRS and VES Samples

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

Scales Criteria Male Vietnam Theater Veterans Male Vietnam Era Controls
   N Prev (%) 95% CI N Prev (%) 95% CI
NVVRS Current PTSD Diagnosis Broad-DSM-III-R 1 1,188 15.8 12.9–18.6 406 8.4 4.9–11.9
  Narrow-DSM-III-R 1 1,188 2.9 1.7–4.1 406 0.0 0.0–0.1
VES Current PTSD Diagnosis Broad-DSM-III 2 2,483 10.7 9.5–11.9 1,976 4.8 3.9–5.7
  Narrow-DSM-III 2 2,483 1.7 1.2–2.2 1,976 0.0 NA
  Broad-DSM-III-R 1 2,483 12.2 10.9–13.5 1,976 4.8 3.9–5.7
  Narrow-DSM-III-R 1 2,483 2.5 1.9–3.1 1,976 0.0 NA
  1. 1. Based on DSM-III-R definition for the DIS instrument.
  2. 2. Based on DSM-III definition for the DIS instrument.