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

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2568 12.1 0.3 11.5 12.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 2362 22.9 0.6 21.8 24.0
Female 206 1.7 0.2 1.4 2.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 14 3.2 1.0 1.3 5.1
25-34 years 85 6.8 0.8 5.3 8.3
35-44 years 182 8.7 0.7 7.4 10.0
45-54 years 291 8.7 0.5 7.6 9.7
55-64 years 696 18.6 0.7 17.3 20.0
65+ years 1300 25.8 0.6 24.5 27.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 70 8.1 1.3 5.5 10.7
Non-Hispanic 2488 12.3 0.3 11.7 12.9
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2303 12.2 0.3 11.6 12.8
Black Only 114 15.0 1.7 11.7 18.4
Other Race Only 82 7.9 1.1 5.8 10.1
More than One Race 56 15.0 2.9 9.4 20.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 151 9.6 1.0 7.7 11.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 821 12.8 0.6 11.7 13.9
Some College 731 12.9 0.6 11.7 14.1
College Graduate 863 11.3 0.4 10.5 12.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 99 7.0 0.9 5.3 8.7
$15,000 - $24,999 387 12.9 0.8 11.2 14.5
$25,000 - $34,999 369 15.3 1.0 13.3 17.3
$35,000 - $49,999 484 15.0 0.8 13.4 16.6
$50,000+ 1001 12.0 0.5 11.1 12.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1089 10.1 0.4 9.4 10.9
Out of Work 88 8.5 1.1 6.3 10.6
Homemaker / Student 30 2.7 0.8 1.1 4.2
Retired 1226 27.4 0.7 26.0 28.8
Unable to Work 131 14.1 1.4 11.5 16.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1030 17.5 0.6 16.2 18.8
1-19 Hours 153 9.9 0.9 8.1 11.7
20-39 Hours 224 7.6 0.6 6.4 8.7
40 + Hours 900 11.5 0.5 10.6 12.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1770 13.9 0.4 13.2 14.7
Divorced / Separated 345 12.8 0.8 11.2 14.3
Widowed 311 12.2 0.7 10.8 13.5
Never Married 133 4.3 0.7 3.0 5.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 819 16.8 0.7 15.5 18.1
Living without a Disability 1739 10.9 0.3 10.3 11.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 104 13.6 1.5 10.7 16.5
Rural 288 11.8 0.9 10.0 13.7
Densely-settled Rural 362 10.9 0.7 9.6 12.2
Semi-urban 549 15.5 0.8 13.8 17.2
Urban 1259 11.2 0.4 10.4 11.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 167 8.1 0.9 6.4 9.9
Insured 2398 12.7 0.3 12.1 13.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 433 19.7 1.0 17.8 21.6
No Diabetes 2133 11.4 0.3 10.8 12.0
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1229 17.6 0.6 16.6 18.7
No Hypertension 1334 9.9 0.3 9.2 10.6
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 136 8.4 1.1 6.2 10.6
No Current Asthma 2417 12.5 0.3 11.9 13.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 973 17.3 0.6 16.1 18.4
No Arthritis 1566 10.6 0.3 9.9 11.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 520 16.5 0.8 15.0 18.1
Excellent to Good 2039 11.5 0.3 10.9 12.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 204 12.2 1.2 9.8 14.5
<14 days mental health not good 2336 12.1 0.3 11.5 12.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 419 12.4 0.8 10.8 14.1
Non-Smoker 2145 12.1 0.3 11.5 12.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 674 8.9 0.5 8.0 9.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1125 15.4 0.5 14.3 16.5
Obese (BMI >= 30) 735 12.9 0.6 11.8 14.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1876 12.0 0.3 11.3 12.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 688 12.6 0.5 11.5 13.6
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1106 12.3 0.5 11.4 13.2
Insufficient 917 11.3 0.5 10.4 12.2
No Activity 426 14.8 0.8 13.2 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.