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Table 1 Prevalence of PTSD in military personnel and veterans

From: Posttraumatic stress disorder: from diagnosis to prevention

Country Method Population Sample Size (n) Time after return Prevalence (%)
Dutch [10] DSM-IV Military personnel returning from deployment to Afghanistan 994 6 months 8.9
USA [11] DSM-IV Military personnel returning from deployment to Iraq 1560 4 months 16.8
UK [11] DSM-IV Military personnel returning from deployment to Iraq 313 12 months 6.7
USA [12] DSM-IV Navy and Marine Corps personnel returning from deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, or Kuwait 31,534 6 months 5.4
USA [13] ICD-9-CM Military personnel returning from deployment to Iraq 3403 1–6 months 16.3
USA [14] DSM-IV Military personnel deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan 22,630 5 years 8.1