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BMI distribution for U.S. veterans and service members 2017-2019, by weight category

Around 46 percent of U.S. veterans and active service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001 who responded to the annual Wounded Warrior Project Survey in 2019 suffered from obesity. The same trend can be seen in previous years. This statistic shows the percentage distribution of body mass index scores for U.S. veterans and active service members from 2017 to 2019, by weight status category.

Percentage distribution of body mass index scores for U.S. veterans and active service members from 2017 to 2019, by weight status category*

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Sources

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 26 to May 22, 2019

Number of respondents

35,908 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Respondents were members of the Wounded Warrior Project and are veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001.
The proportion of warriors on active duty was 6.5 percent in 2019.

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