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 1217 11.8 0.4 11.0 12.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1130 22.4 0.8 20.7 24.0
Female 87 1.6 0.2 1.2 2.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 5 1.8 0.9 0.1 3.5
25-34 years 31 5.9 1.1 3.7 8.1
35-44 years 65 7.7 1.0 5.7 9.7
45-54 years 130 8.9 0.8 7.3 10.5
55-64 years 322 19.0 1.0 17.0 21.0
65+ years 664 25.1 0.9 23.3 26.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 27 6.1 1.5 3.1 9.1
Non-Hispanic 1188 12.1 0.4 11.3 13.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1098 12.1 0.5 11.2 13.0
Black Only 54 13.2 2.2 8.9 17.4
Other Race Only 35 5.6 1.1 3.4 7.9
More than One Race 26 15.2 4.0 7.4 23.0
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 48 5.9 1.0 4.0 7.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 393 13.3 0.9 11.6 15.0
Some College 361 12.5 0.8 10.9 14.1
College Graduate 414 11.2 0.7 9.9 12.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 64 7.4 1.1 5.2 9.7
$15,000 - $24,999 175 13.0 1.2 10.6 15.5
$25,000 - $34,999 155 12.9 1.4 10.3 15.6
$35,000 - $49,999 232 16.3 1.4 13.6 19.0
$50,000+ 459 11.1 0.6 9.9 12.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 468 9.5 0.5 8.4 10.5
Out of Work 38 8.3 1.6 5.1 11.5
Homemaker / Student 17 3.6 1.1 1.5 5.6
Retired 634 27.1 1.0 25.2 29.1
Unable to Work 59 13.8 2.1 9.6 18.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 554 17.9 0.9 16.2 19.6
1-19 Hours 60 8.4 1.2 6.1 10.7
20-39 Hours 114 7.5 0.9 5.8 9.3
40 + Hours 373 10.8 0.7 9.5 12.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 823 13.6 0.5 12.6 14.7
Divorced / Separated 159 11.7 1.3 9.1 14.2
Widowed 169 12.4 1.0 10.5 14.3
Never Married 65 3.7 0.7 2.3 5.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 37 8.3 1.5 5.3 11.3
Rural 153 12.4 1.2 10.1 14.7
Densely-settled Rural 171 11.5 1.1 9.3 13.6
Semi-urban 251 15.1 1.2 12.8 17.5
Urban 604 10.8 0.6 9.7 11.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 418 15.2 0.9 13.5 16.9
Living without a Disability 791 10.7 0.5 9.8 11.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 56 5.6 1.0 3.8 7.5
Insured 1157 12.6 0.5 11.7 13.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 226 21.8 1.5 18.8 24.8
No Diabetes 990 10.9 0.4 10.0 11.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 67 6.8 1.0 4.9 8.7
No Current Asthma 1142 12.3 0.5 11.4 13.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 251 14.5 1.0 12.5 16.6
Excellent to Good 963 11.4 0.5 10.5 12.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 78 9.2 1.3 6.6 11.7
<14 days mental health not good 1115 11.9 0.4 11.1 12.8
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 193 13.5 1.2 11.0 15.9
Non-Smoker 1018 11.5 0.4 10.6 12.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 300 7.8 0.6 6.6 9.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 549 16.2 0.8 14.6 17.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 356 12.8 0.8 11.2 14.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 901 11.9 0.5 11.0 12.9
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 314 11.2 0.8 9.7 12.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 248 18.1 1.2 15.7 20.4
No Arthritis 343 11.3 0.7 9.9 12.7

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults who ever served on active duty in the United States armed forces among categories of
Arthritis Status is based on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.