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 3022 12.0 0.3 11.5 12.5
GENDER
Female 256 2.0 0.2 1.7 2.3
Male 2766 22.3 0.5 21.4 23.2
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 46 3.6 0.6 2.4 4.7
25-34 years 149 7.2 0.6 6.0 8.4
35-44 years 222 8.5 0.6 7.3 9.8
45-54 years 339 10.2 0.6 9.0 11.3
55-64 years 605 13.8 0.6 12.7 15.0
65+ years 1661 25.6 0.6 24.4 26.8
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 2941 12.7 0.3 12.2 13.2
Hispanic 73 5.5 0.7 4.1 6.9
RACE
White only 2728 12.4 0.3 11.9 13.0
Black or African American only 126 14.7 1.6 11.5 17.9
Other race only 83 5.8 0.8 4.3 7.3
More than one race 61 14.9 2.1 10.7 19.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 156 8.1 0.7 6.7 9.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 863 13.0 0.5 12.0 14.0
Some college 945 13.0 0.5 12.1 14.0
College graduate 1058 11.2 0.4 10.4 12.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 158 6.7 0.6 5.4 7.9
$15,000 to $24,999 478 12.0 0.6 10.7 13.2
$25,000 to $34,999 398 15.3 0.9 13.5 17.1
$35,000 to $49,999 518 15.3 0.8 13.8 16.8
$50,000 or more 1148 12.3 0.4 11.5 13.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1212 9.5 0.3 8.9 10.2
Out of work 98 8.0 0.9 6.2 9.9
Homemaker/Student 47 3.0 0.6 2.0 4.1
Retired 1475 27.0 0.7 25.6 28.3
Unable to work 177 14.9 1.3 12.4 17.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1285 18.2 0.6 17.1 19.3
1 to less than 20 hours 169 10.0 0.9 8.3 11.8
20 hours to less than 40 hours 254 6.9 0.5 5.9 7.9
40 plus hours 957 10.6 0.4 9.8 11.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1924 13.6 0.3 13.0 14.3
Divorced/Separated 501 14.2 0.8 12.7 15.7
Widowed 371 13.8 0.8 12.3 15.4
Never married 221 5.2 0.4 4.3 6.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 2013 10.6 0.3 10.0 11.1
Living with a disability 979 17.3 0.6 16.1 18.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 156 11.4 1.0 9.5 13.4
Rural 279 10.7 0.7 9.3 12.1
Densely-settled rural 476 11.7 0.6 10.5 12.9
Semi-Urban 520 14.6 0.7 13.2 16.0
Urban 1591 11.6 0.3 10.9 12.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 187 5.7 0.5 4.8 6.6
Insured 2830 13.3 0.3 12.8 13.9
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 2490 11.2 0.3 10.7 11.7
Have diabetes 529 19.8 0.9 18.0 21.6
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 2820 12.4 0.3 11.9 13.0
Current asthma 186 7.8 0.7 6.5 9.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 1862 10.3 0.3 9.7 10.8
Yes 1140 17.4 0.6 16.3 18.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2752 12.1 0.3 11.6 12.6
14+ days mental health NOT good 230 10.9 0.8 9.3 12.5
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 2432 11.8 0.3 11.2 12.3
Current smoker 535 12.8 0.6 11.5 14.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 777 9.1 0.4 8.4 9.9
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1300 15.3 0.5 14.3 16.3
Obese, BMI>=30 900 13.2 0.5 12.3 14.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 788 12.4 0.5 11.4 13.4
Yes 2096 11.9 0.3 11.3 12.5

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.