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 1481 11.3 0.3 10.6 11.9
GENDER
Female 123 1.7 0.2 1.4 2.1
Male 1358 21.1 0.7 19.8 22.5
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 14 1.7 0.5 0.7 2.6
25-34 years 65 5.5 0.7 4.1 7.0
35-44 years 118 8.9 1.0 7.0 10.8
45-54 years 140 8.5 0.8 6.9 10.0
55-64 years 319 15.3 0.9 13.5 17.0
65+ years 825 24.9 0.8 23.2 26.6
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 1438 11.5 0.4 10.9 12.2
Hispanic 40 8.4 1.5 5.5 11.3
RACE
White only 1365 12.0 0.4 11.3 12.8
Black or African American only 56 10.5 1.8 7.0 14.0
Other race only 30 4.6 1.0 2.6 6.5
More than one race 23 10.9 2.7 5.6 16.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 55 4.9 0.8 3.4 6.4
High school graduate or G.E.D 440 12.7 0.7 11.3 14.1
Some college 430 12.3 0.7 10.9 13.6
College graduate 556 11.1 0.5 10.1 12.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 82 7.9 1.2 5.7 10.2
$15,000 to $24,999 226 10.5 0.9 8.9 12.2
$25,000 to $34,999 212 15.7 1.3 13.2 18.3
$35,000 to $49,999 240 13.4 1.0 11.4 15.3
$50,000 or more 585 11.5 0.5 10.4 12.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 573 9.2 0.5 8.3 10.1
Out of work 40 6.7 1.3 4.0 9.3
Homemaker/Student 24 2.1 0.5 1.2 3.1
Retired 762 26.0 0.9 24.2 27.8
Unable to work 81 11.6 1.5 8.7 14.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 672 16.8 0.7 15.4 18.3
1 to less than 20 hours 80 9.7 1.3 7.3 12.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 122 7.0 0.8 5.5 8.5
40 plus hours 436 9.8 0.5 8.7 10.9
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 985 13.0 0.5 12.1 13.9
Divorced/Separated 226 14.0 1.2 11.8 16.3
Widowed 163 12.6 1.3 10.1 15.1
Never married 104 4.4 0.6 3.3 5.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 916 9.4 0.4 8.7 10.2
Have a disability 555 17.7 0.9 16.0 19.4
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 81 11.4 1.4 8.7 14.2
Rural 149 11.7 1.1 9.6 13.8
Densely-settled rural 249 11.1 0.8 9.5 12.7
Semi-Urban 248 14.0 1.0 12.0 16.0
Urban 754 10.5 0.5 9.5 11.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 79 5.5 0.8 4.0 7.0
Insured 1400 12.5 0.4 11.7 13.2
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1214 10.4 0.4 9.7 11.1
Have diabetes 265 19.3 1.3 16.7 21.9
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1376 11.5 0.4 10.8 12.2
Current asthma 96 8.1 1.0 6.1 10.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 875 9.4 0.4 8.6 10.1
Have arthritis 597 17.2 0.8 15.6 18.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1356 11.5 0.4 10.8 12.3
14+ days mental health NOT good 100 9.1 1.1 7.0 11.2
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1234 11.2 0.4 10.5 12.0
Current smoker 236 11.5 0.9 9.7 13.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 381 8.2 0.5 7.2 9.2
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 645 14.8 0.7 13.4 16.1
Obese, BMI>=30 434 12.0 0.7 10.7 13.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 370 12.0 0.7 10.5 13.5
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1110 11.0 0.4 10.3 11.8

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.