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Table 2 Service connection outcomes over time

From: Reversals in initially denied Department of Veterans Affairs’ PTSD disability claims after 17 years: a cohort study of gender differences

Service connection outcomes Men
N = 253
Women
N = 663
p value
n (%) n (%)
Service connected for any disorder    
At Time 1a 137 (54.2) 419 (63.2) 0.01
At Time 2 201 (79.4) 506 (76.3) 0.05
At Time 3 224 (88.5) 553 (83.5) 0.05
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Total disability ratings (combined degree of service connection)b    
At Time 1 25.4 (27.4) 27.0 (23.3) 0.50
At Time 2 65.3 (28.4) 57.8 (28.9) 0.001
At Time 3 77.1 (26.2) 66.8 (30.7) < 0.001
  1. aNo one in the sample was service connected for posttraumatic stress disorder at Time 1
  2. bAmong those with any service connection for any disorder