Chronic disease among younger Americans who served in U.S. military 2015-2016

This statistic shows the percentage of those aged 26 to 34 years who had select chronic diseases as of 2015-2016, by military service. It was found that 11.6 percent of those who had served in the military suffered from arthritis compared to 6.7 percent of those who had not serve.

Percentage of Americans aged 26 to 34 years who reported select chronic diseases in 2015-2016, by military service

Those who had servedThose who had not served
Arthritis11.6%6.7%
Depression19.5%16.9%
Frequent mental distress15.3%12.2%
Functional impairment20.4%12.1%
Pain25.5%11.1%
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Sources

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015 and 2016

Number of respondents

around 400,000

Age group

26-34 years

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.

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