Veteran health in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about veteran health in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about veteran health in the United States. It contains figures on health risks, health insurance, health problems and suicide among veterans as well as a special chapter on female veterans.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Percentage of U.S. population who are veterans in 2017, by age and gender

    • U.S. veterans by period of military service 2017

    • Overall health of veterans before and after joining the military U.S. 2018

    • U.S. veterans by disability status 2017

    • Share of civilian veterans with service-connected disability by U.S. state 2017

    • Agreement on PTSD being a significant problem among veterans in the U.S. as of 2018

    • Agreement on the U.S. government doing more to help veterans with PTSD as of 2018

  • 2. Health insurance
    • U.S. Americans insured by military health care 1990-2017

    • Percentage of U.S. Americans insured by military health care 1990-2017

    • Health insured among those who served/not in U.S. military 2011 to 2016

    • U.S. government - outlays of the Department of Veterans Affairs 2000-2024

  • 3. Health problems
    • Service-related injuries among military veterans U.S. 2018

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

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

    • Cancer among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016

    • Diagnosed diabetes among those who served in U.S. military 2015-2016

  • 4. Mental health
    • Mental health issues among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016

    • Mental health issues among those who served in U.S. military 2015-2016, by gender

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

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

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

  • 5. Suicide
    • Veterans who considered suicide before and after joining the military U.S. 2014-2018

    • Veterans who knew a veteran who attempted suicide U.S. from 2014 to 2018

    • Suicide rates among veterans in the U.S. from 2005-2015

    • Suicide rates among veterans in the U.S. in 2014 and 2015, by age

    • Share of suicides among U.S. veterans in 2015, by method and gender

    • Distribution of U.S. suicide deaths among veterans in 2015, by age

    • Distribution of U.S. suicide deaths among veterans in 2015, by life stressor

    • Distribution of U.S. suicide deaths among veterans in 2015, by mental health status

    • Distribution of U.S. suicide deaths among veterans in 2015, by interpersonal issue

  • 6. Treatment
    • Resources for seeking care for veterans with a mental health injury U.S. 2018

    • Number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. by operation type 2017

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan taking selected medications 2018

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan using supplemental/alternative therapies 2018

    • Unmet medical needs among those who served in U.S. military 2011-2016

    • Dental visits among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016

  • 7. Health risks
    • Tobacco use among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016

    • Prevalence of tobacco use within 30 days among U.S. veterans 2010-2015, by product

    • Physical inactivity among those who served/not in U.S. military 2015-2016

    • Obesity among those who served in U.S. military 2015-2016

    • Insufficient sleep among those who served in U.S. military 2015-2016

  • 8. Veteran caregivers
    • Share of veteran caregivers in the U.S. as of 2017, by gender

    • Share of veteran caregivers in the U.S. as of 2017, by relationship to veteran

    • Services U.S. veteran caregivers provided as of 2017

    • Impact of caregiving on U.S. veteran caregivers' lives 2017

  • 9. Focus: Female veterans
    • Rate of high health status among U.S. women from 2014-2015, by military status

    • U.S. women that engaged in select health behaviors from 2014-2015, by military status

    • Rates of chronic conditions among U.S. women from 2014-2015, by military status

    • Rates of mental health conditions among U.S. women from 2014-2015, by military status

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