Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

VA Health Systems Research

Go to the VA ORD website
Go to the QUERI website

Spotlight on Women's Health

Elderly Women Veterans: Health and Mental Health Issues

by Kathryn Magruder, PhD, MPH
Seminar date: 12/7/2022

Description: While women are joining the military in increasing numbers, relatively little is known about aging women Veterans compared to their men counterparts. This presentation will provide information on what is known from a large national study of women Vietnam Veterans (VA CSP 579) which examined mortality, mental health concerns (particularly PTSD), diabetes, functional disability, and cognitive impairment.

Target Audience: VA researchers, epidemiologists, and clinicians interested in aging women veterans and their health problems.

View archived session video:

DOWNLOAD: PDF handout | Audio only (mp3) | transcript

Questions about the HSR website? Email the Web Team

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.