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 1689 12.2 0.4 11.5 12.9
GENDER
Male 1530 22.2 0.6 20.9 23.4
Female 159 2.6 0.3 2.0 3.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 31 4.6 0.9 2.9 6.3
25-34 years 85 6.3 0.7 4.9 7.7
35-44 years 104 8.3 0.9 6.5 10.1
45-54 years 218 12.3 0.9 10.6 14.1
55-64 years 271 11.0 0.7 9.6 12.4
65+ years 980 26.6 0.8 25.0 28.3
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 47 6.2 1.0 4.2 8.3
Non-Hispanic 1629 12.8 0.4 12.1 13.5
RACE
White only 1526 12.3 0.4 11.6 13.0
Black or African American only 79 13.7 1.8 10.2 17.3
Other race only 33 10.3 2.1 6.1 14.4
More than one race 33 16.4 3.6 9.3 23.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 49 6.2 1.0 4.3 8.1
High school graduate or G.E.D 476 13.3 0.7 11.9 14.6
Some college 544 13.5 0.7 12.2 14.8
College graduate 614 11.9 0.5 10.8 12.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 69 8.5 1.2 6.1 10.9
$15,000 to $24,999 201 11.1 0.9 9.2 12.9
$25,000 to $34,999 195 13.5 1.1 11.3 15.6
$35,000 to $49,999 268 14.4 1.1 12.3 16.5
$50,000 or more 712 13.2 0.6 12.1 14.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 676 9.8 0.4 8.9 10.6
Out of work 55 12.1 1.8 8.5 15.7
Homemaker/Student 25 3.3 0.8 1.7 4.9
Retired 824 26.9 0.9 25.1 28.7
Unable to work 98 12.9 1.4 10.0 15.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 701 18.5 0.8 17.0 20.1
1 to less than 20 hours 97 11.6 1.4 8.8 14.3
20 hours to less than 40 hours 128 6.5 0.7 5.2 7.9
40 hours or more 507 10.5 0.5 9.5 11.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1083 13.6 0.5 12.7 14.5
Divorced/Seperated 290 15.3 1.1 13.2 17.4
Widowed 203 15.2 1.2 12.8 17.6
Never married 113 5.3 0.6 4.1 6.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 577 17.4 0.8 15.8 19.0
Living without a disability 1039 10.7 0.4 9.9 11.4
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 86 11.0 1.3 8.4 13.5
Rural 164 11.7 1.1 9.6 13.8
Densely-settled rural 284 12.9 0.9 11.2 14.6
Semi-Urban 276 13.6 0.9 11.7 15.4
Urban 879 11.8 0.5 10.9 12.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1592 13.1 0.4 12.4 13.9
Uninsured 87 6.4 0.8 4.9 8.0
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 337 22.7 1.3 20.2 25.2
No diabetes 1349 11.1 0.4 10.4 11.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 103 9.1 1.1 6.9 11.3
No current asthma 1573 12.5 0.4 11.8 13.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 669 17.3 0.7 15.8 18.7
No arthritis 1011 10.5 0.4 9.7 11.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 141 11.5 1.1 9.2 13.7
<14 days mental health NOT good 1520 12.3 0.4 11.6 13.0
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 280 14.1 1.0 12.2 16.0
Non-smoker 1336 11.8 0.4 11.1 12.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 374 9.3 0.6 8.2 10.5
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 702 15.5 0.7 14.2 16.8
Obese, BMI>=30 525 13.7 0.7 12.4 15.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1249 11.9 0.4 11.2 12.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 434 13.1 0.7 11.7 14.6

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.