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14. Gambling
 
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14. Gambling

Problem gambling: Problem gambling is characterised by difficulties to control gambling impulses.

This includes difficulties limiting the money and/or time spent gambling which then leads to negative consequences for the veteran and his or her friends, family or community.

Problem gambling is slightly more common in veterans than the general population, with around four per cent of Vietnam veterans experiencing problem gambling, compared to one to two per cent of the general population.

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