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 1789 11.6 0.3 11.0 12.2
GENDER
Male 1663 21.8 0.6 20.7 23.0
Female 126 1.7 0.2 1.3 2.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 33 3.1 0.6 1.9 4.3
25-34 years 87 6.5 0.7 5.0 7.9
35-44 years 127 8.1 0.8 6.6 9.6
45-54 years 201 9.4 0.7 8.0 10.8
55-64 years 343 12.2 0.7 10.9 13.6
65+ years 998 26.7 0.8 25.1 28.2
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 44 3.6 0.6 2.4 4.8
Non-Hispanic 1733 12.4 0.3 11.8 13.1
RACE
White only 1591 11.8 0.3 11.2 12.4
Black or African American only 80 15.4 1.9 11.6 19.1
Other race only 38 6.6 1.2 4.3 8.8
More than one race 54 18.8 2.7 13.5 24.0
EDUCATION
Less than high school 62 5.7 0.8 4.2 7.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 520 12.7 0.6 11.5 13.8
Some college 569 13.1 0.6 12.0 14.3
College graduate 638 11.0 0.5 10.1 11.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 7.1 0.9 5.4 8.7
$15,000 to $24,999 259 12.0 0.9 10.3 13.7
$25,000 to $34,999 221 14.3 1.0 12.3 16.3
$35,000 to $49,999 291 13.5 0.9 11.8 15.2
$50,000 or more 721 12.1 0.5 11.1 13.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 732 9.2 0.4 8.4 9.9
Out of work 57 9.8 1.5 6.9 12.7
Homemaker/Student 28 2.2 0.5 1.3 3.2
Retired 871 27.7 0.9 26.0 29.5
Unable to work 93 10.8 1.2 8.4 13.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 757 18.6 0.7 17.2 20.0
1 to less than 20 hours 88 7.5 0.9 5.8 9.3
20 hours to less than 40 hours 144 6.5 0.6 5.3 7.6
40 hours to less than 60 hours 569 10.1 0.5 9.2 11.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1205 13.8 0.4 12.9 14.6
Divorced/Seperated 261 12.7 0.9 10.8 14.5
Widowed 201 13.7 1.0 11.7 15.7
Never married 119 3.9 0.4 3.1 4.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 645 18.3 0.8 16.8 19.9
Living without a disability 1108 9.9 0.3 9.3 10.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 74 10.0 1.2 7.6 12.4
Rural 187 11.7 0.9 9.9 13.6
Densely-settled rural 294 12.0 0.8 10.5 13.5
Semi-Urban 291 13.7 0.9 11.9 15.4
Urban 943 11.0 0.4 10.2 11.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1698 12.8 0.3 12.1 13.5
Uninsured 87 4.9 0.6 3.7 6.1
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 352 20.1 1.1 17.9 22.3
No diabetes 1432 10.6 0.3 10.0 11.3
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 101 7.4 0.8 5.8 9.0
No current asthma 1678 12.1 0.3 11.4 12.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 729 17.3 0.7 15.9 18.6
No arthritis 1053 9.7 0.3 9.0 10.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 141 11.1 1.1 9.1 13.2
<14 days mental health NOT good 1621 11.7 0.3 11.1 12.3
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 291 12.5 0.8 10.9 14.1
Non-smoker 1442 11.6 0.3 10.9 12.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 417 8.3 0.5 7.4 9.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 776 15.6 0.6 14.4 16.8
Obese, BMI>=30 560 12.7 0.6 11.6 13.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1310 11.3 0.3 10.6 12.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 474 12.5 0.7 11.2 13.8

Numerator: Respondents who 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.