Table 3

Characteristics of respondents engaged in collective training in Kenya (BATUK) and Canada (BATUS)

BATUK (n=178)BATUS (n=72)Overall (n=250)
Rank
 Junior ranks143 (80.3%)56 (77.8%)199 (79.6%)
 Senior ranks21 (11.8%)6 (8.3%)27 (10.8%)
 Commissioned officers14 (7.9%)10 (13.9%)24 (9.6%)
Role
 BG: Forward subunits (Rifle Coys, Armoured Squadrons, attached Arms)95 (53.4%)72 (100.0%)167 (66.8%)
 BG: Rear echelon (HQ Coy elements not deployed to the main training area)54 (30.3%)0 (0.0%)54 (21.6%)
 BG: Medical assets11 (6.2%)0 (0.0%)11 (4.4%)
 PTS17 (9.6%)0 (0.0%)17 (6.8%)
 NR1 (0.6%)0 (0.0%)1 (0.4%)
Median (range) days since arrival incountry*21 (12–42) (n=143)31 (19–120) (n=69)22 (12–120) (n=212)
Medical Employment Standard
 No medical sanction151 (84.8%)65 (90.3%)216 (86.4%)
 Medically downgraded20 (11.2%)5 (6.9%)25 (10.0%)
 NR7 (3.9%)2 (2.8%)9 (3.6%)
Lifestyle factors
Use of dietary/exercise supplements12 (6.7%)9 (12.5%)20 (8.0%)
Active tobacco smoking66 (37.1%)39 (54.2%)105 (42.0%)
  • *PTS responses not included.

  • BATUK, British Army Training Unit Kenya; BATUS, British Army Training Unit Suffield; BG, visiting Battlegroup personnel; HQ, Headquarters; NR, no response; PTS, Permanent Training Staff.