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 3099 11.8 0.2 11.3 12.3
GENDER
Male 2856 21.9 0.5 21.0 22.8
Female 243 1.9 0.2 1.6 2.2
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 65 5.2 0.7 3.9 6.6
25-34 years 153 6.1 0.5 5.1 7.2
35-44 years 235 8.3 0.6 7.1 9.5
45-54 years 344 10.4 0.6 9.2 11.6
55-64 years 557 11.5 0.5 10.4 12.5
65+ years 1745 25.5 0.6 24.4 26.7
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 82 4.8 0.6 3.5 6.0
Non-hispanic 2994 12.5 0.3 12.0 13.0
RACE
White only 2784 12.0 0.3 11.5 12.5
Black or African American only 147 13.9 1.5 11.0 16.9
Other race only 60 7.8 1.3 5.2 10.4
More than one race 62 14.6 2.1 10.5 18.6
EDUCATION
Less than high school 104 6.1 0.7 4.8 7.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 873 12.7 0.5 11.8 13.7
Some college 919 12.9 0.5 11.9 13.9
College graduate 1195 11.7 0.4 10.9 12.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 127 6.6 0.7 5.3 7.9
$15,000 to $24,999 390 11.0 0.7 9.7 12.3
$25,000 to $34,999 316 13.0 0.9 11.3 14.6
$35,000 to $49,999 487 14.6 0.8 13.0 16.1
$50,000 or more 1359 13.1 0.4 12.3 14.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1239 9.5 0.3 8.9 10.2
Out of work 93 11.0 1.4 8.2 13.8
Homemaker/Student 44 2.7 0.5 1.7 3.7
Retired 1547 26.3 0.7 25.1 27.6
Unable to work 167 11.6 1.0 9.6 13.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1313 17.9 0.5 16.9 19.0
1 to less than 20 hours 159 9.3 0.9 7.5 11.0
20 hours to less than 40 hours 274 7.1 0.5 6.1 8.1
40 plus hours 962 10.7 0.4 9.9 11.5
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 2073 13.4 0.3 12.8 14.1
Divorced/Seperated 469 14.0 0.8 12.5 15.5
Widowed 342 13.8 0.8 12.1 15.5
Never married 215 4.9 0.4 4.1 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 1060 17.5 0.6 16.3 18.7
Not living with a disability 1961 10.4 0.3 9.9 11.0
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 140 9.3 0.9 7.6 11.1
Rural 294 11.1 0.7 9.7 12.5
Densely-settled rural 502 12.2 0.6 11.0 13.4
Semi-Urban 517 13.4 0.7 12.1 14.8
Urban 1646 11.5 0.3 10.9 12.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2970 13.0 0.3 12.4 13.5
Uninsured 117 4.2 0.5 3.3 5.1
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 593 20.0 0.9 18.3 21.7
No diabetes 2502 10.9 0.3 10.4 11.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 177 7.7 0.6 6.4 8.9
No current asthma 2902 12.2 0.3 11.7 12.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 1211 17.1 0.5 16.1 18.2
No 1863 10.0 0.3 9.4 10.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 211 9.1 0.7 7.7 10.6
<14 days mental health NOT good 2841 12.1 0.3 11.6 12.6
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 477 12.4 0.7 11.1 13.7
Non-smoker 2515 11.9 0.3 11.4 12.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 700 9.1 0.4 8.3 10.0
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1271 15.9 0.5 14.9 16.8
Obese, BMI>=30 1036 12.9 0.5 12.0 13.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 2079 12.2 0.3 11.6 12.9
No 775 11.9 0.5 10.9 12.8

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.