Mental distress among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016, by gender

This statistic shows the percentage of those who have served/not served in the U.S. military who self-reported 14 or more days in the past 30 days when their mental health was not good, as of 2015-2016, by gender. It was found that those who had served in the military were more likely to have reported frequent mental distress than those who had not served.

Percentage of Americans who reported frequent mental distress in 2015-2016, by military service and gender

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Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015 and 2016

Number of respondents

around 400,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Data do not distinguish between those currently serving and those who have been discharged, the nature of discharges, involvement in active combat, or the era in which one served.
Percentage who self-reported 14 or more days in the past 30 days when their mental health was not good.

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