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 2699 11.5 0.3 11.0 12.1
GENDER
Male 2478 21.8 0.5 20.8 22.7
Female 221 1.7 0.1 1.4 1.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 24 2.1 0.5 1.2 3.0
25-34 Years 118 6.3 0.6 5.1 7.6
35-44 Years 201 9.1 0.7 7.7 10.4
45-54 Years 323 9.2 0.6 8.1 10.3
55-64 Years 656 16.6 0.7 15.3 17.9
65+ Years 1377 24.4 0.6 23.2 25.6
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 73 6.2 0.8 4.6 7.9
Non-Hispanic 2624 12.0 0.3 11.5 12.6
RACE
White Only 2488 12.0 0.3 11.5 12.5
Black or AA only 89 14.0 1.7 10.7 17.2
Other Race Only 67 5.6 0.8 4.0 7.1
More than one race 48 12.4 2.0 8.4 16.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 120 6.2 0.7 4.9 7.6
High school graduate or G.E.D. 803 12.8 0.5 11.8 13.8
Some college 841 12.8 0.5 11.8 13.8
College graduate 931 10.9 0.4 10.1 11.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 6.9 0.7 5.5 8.2
$15,000 - $24,999 410 10.7 0.7 9.4 12.0
$25,000 - $34,999 402 15.6 0.9 13.8 17.4
$35,000 - $49,999 476 15.5 0.8 13.9 17.1
$50,000+ 962 11.5 0.4 10.7 12.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 1063 9.6 0.3 8.9 10.3
Out of work 101 7.5 0.9 5.7 9.2
Homemaker or Student 37 2.3 0.4 1.4 3.2
Retired 1332 26.1 0.7 24.8 27.5
Unable to work 163 13.5 1.2 11.2 15.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1178 17.3 0.6 16.2 18.4
1-19 hours 117 8.1 0.9 6.4 9.8
20-39 hours 202 6.8 0.6 5.6 7.9
40+ hours 871 10.8 0.4 10.0 11.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 1734 13.4 0.4 12.7 14.1
Divorced or seperated 424 14.1 0.8 12.5 15.7
Widowed 364 13.4 0.8 11.9 14.9
Never married 174 4.3 0.4 3.4 5.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 994 16.3 0.6 15.2 17.5
Living without a disability 1648 10.1 0.3 9.5 10.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 140 11.2 1.1 9.0 13.4
Rural 278 11.0 0.7 9.5 12.4
Densely-settled Rural 463 11.3 0.6 10.1 12.4
Semi-urban 482 15.1 0.8 13.6 16.6
Urban 1336 10.8 0.4 10.1 11.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2527 12.7 0.3 12.1 13.3
Uninsured 166 6.0 0.6 4.9 7.1
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 520 20.6 1.0 18.7 22.5
No diabetes 2176 10.6 0.3 10.1 11.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 172 8.5 0.8 7.0 10.0
No current asthma 2513 11.9 0.3 11.3 12.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 983 16.9 0.6 15.8 18.1
No arthritis 1695 9.9 0.3 9.4 10.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 608 16.3 0.8 14.8 17.8
Excellent, very good or good health 2084 10.7 0.3 10.2 11.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 221 11.0 0.9 9.3 12.8
<14 days mental health not good 2450 11.7 0.3 11.1 12.2
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 492 12.2 0.7 10.9 13.5
Non-smoker 2193 11.3 0.3 10.8 11.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 733 9.0 0.4 8.2 9.8
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 1142 14.6 0.5 13.6 15.6
Obese (BMI>=30) 800 13.0 0.5 11.9 14.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1848 11.1 0.3 10.5 11.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 801 13.0 0.5 11.9 14.0
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 416 12.4 0.7 11.0 13.8
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 845 11.3 0.4 10.4 12.2
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 188 12.0 1.0 10.0 14.0
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 1103 11.4 0.4 10.6 12.2
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 416 12.4 0.7 11.0 13.8
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 2136 11.4 0.3 10.9 12.0

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.