Percentage of Adults Who Ever Served on Active Duty in the United States Armed Forces

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1233 12.7 0.4 11.9 13.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1130 24.0 0.8 22.4 25.7
Female 103 1.8 0.2 1.4 2.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 4 1.9 1.0 0.0 3.8
25-34 years 39 5.8 1.0 3.9 7.7
35-44 years 111 10.1 1.0 8.1 12.0
45-54 years 153 9.5 0.8 7.9 11.1
55-64 years 351 22.7 1.1 20.5 24.9
65+ years 575 26.2 1.0 24.2 28.1
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 30 5.1 1.1 2.9 7.2
Non-Hispanic 1202 13.2 0.4 12.4 14.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1119 13.3 0.5 12.4 14.2
Black Only 40 11.4 2.0 7.4 15.5
Other Race Only 49 6.9 1.1 4.7 9.1
More than One Race 22 11.8 3.0 5.9 17.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 69 9.8 1.3 7.2 12.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 375 14.0 0.9 12.3 15.7
Some College 351 12.1 0.8 10.6 13.5
College Graduate 438 12.8 0.7 11.5 14.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 72 9.0 1.3 6.6 11.5
$15,000 - $24,999 171 13.5 1.3 11.1 16.0
$25,000 - $34,999 158 15.2 1.3 12.6 17.7
$35,000 - $49,999 219 14.3 1.1 12.2 16.5
$50,000+ 483 12.6 0.6 11.3 13.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 576 10.6 0.5 9.6 11.6
Out of Work 23 7.9 1.9 4.1 11.7
Homemaker / Student 18 3.1 0.9 1.2 4.9
Retired 557 29.4 1.1 27.3 31.5
Unable to Work 58 13.7 1.9 10.1 17.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 458 17.8 0.9 16.1 19.6
1-19 Hours 65 11.1 1.5 8.1 14.1
20-39 Hours 122 9.4 1.2 7.1 11.7
40 + Hours 485 11.7 0.6 10.6 12.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 841 14.6 0.5 13.6 15.7
Divorced / Separated 205 15.5 1.2 13.1 17.8
Widowed 130 11.5 1.0 9.5 13.5
Never Married 56 3.2 0.9 1.6 4.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 415 17.0 0.9 15.2 18.9
Living without a Disability 810 11.4 0.5 10.5 12.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 48 10.1 1.6 7.0 13.3
Rural 162 13.4 1.1 11.2 15.7
Densely-settled Rural 175 11.7 1.1 9.6 13.8
Semi-urban 259 13.8 1.0 11.9 15.7
Urban 586 12.6 0.6 11.4 13.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 65 6.4 1.0 4.5 8.2
Insured 1166 13.6 0.5 12.7 14.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 200 21.6 1.5 18.7 24.6
No Diabetes 1033 12.0 0.4 11.1 12.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 81 9.8 1.4 7.1 12.4
No Current Asthma 1149 13.1 0.4 12.2 13.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 264 17.8 1.2 15.5 20.2
Excellent to Good 966 11.9 0.4 11.0 12.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 83 9.7 1.3 7.1 12.3
<14 days mental health not good 1127 13.0 0.4 12.1 13.8
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 224 13.9 1.1 11.7 16.1
Non-Smoker 1005 12.4 0.4 11.5 13.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 316 9.0 0.6 7.9 10.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 548 16.0 0.8 14.4 17.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 361 14.4 0.8 12.8 16.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 885 12.7 0.5 11.7 13.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 348 12.8 0.8 11.4 14.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 280 17.4 1.1 15.3 19.5
No Hypertension 302 10.1 0.7 8.8 11.5
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 248 12.3 0.9 10.5 14.1
Insufficient 205 11.5 0.9 9.7 13.3
No Activity 89 13.5 1.5 10.4 16.5

Numerator: Respondents who reported that they served on active duty
in the United States Armed Forces, either in the regular military or
in a National Guard or military reserve unit.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.