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 care and treatment, suicide among veterans, as well as a special chapter on substance abuse treatment for veterans.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Percentage of U.S. population who are veterans in 2018, by age and gender

    • U.S. veterans by period of military service 2018

    • Overall health of veterans before and after joining the military U.S. 2020

    • U.S. veterans by disability status 2018

    • Service-related injuries among military veterans U.S. 2020

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan service-related injury daily impacts as of 2020

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

    • Special populations served by health centers in U.S. 2018

  • 2. Health care and treatment
    • U.S. Americans insured by military health care 1990-2018

    • Percentage of U.S. Americans insured by military health care 1990-2018

    • Resources for seeking care for veterans with a mental health injury U.S. 2020

    • Mental health facilities offering programs for specific client groups U.S. 2018

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan taking selected medications 2020

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan using supplemental/alternative therapies 2020

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan VA health care access frequency as of 2018

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan VA health care satisfaction ratings in 2020

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan VA health provider satisfaction ratings in 2020

    • U.S. government - outlays of the Department of Veterans Affairs 2000-2025

  • 3. Suicide
    • Veterans who considered suicide before and after joining the military U.S. 2014-2020

    • Veterans who knew a veteran who attempted suicide U.S. from 2014 to 2020

    • Suicide rates among veterans in the U.S. from 2005-2017

    • Average number of U.S. veteran suicides per day from 2005-2017

    • Share of suicides among U.S. veterans in 2017, by method and gender

  • 4. Focus: Substance abuse treatment
    • Number of veterans with opioid use disorder in the VHA U.S. 2015-2018

    • Share of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. with special programs 2018

    • Number of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. by operation type 2018

    • Number of veterans in VHA residential rehabilitation treatment for SUD U.S. 2014-2018

    • Number of veterans receiving VHA specialty SUD services in the U.S. from 2014 to 2018

    • Average length of stay in VHA residential rehab programs for SUD U.S. 2014-2018

    • VHA's total expenditures on specialty SUD services in the U.S. from 2014 to 2018

  • 5. Miscellaneous
    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan tobacco use frequency as of 2020

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan number of alcoholic drinks consumed as of 2020

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan alcohol use as of 2020, by frequency

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with symptoms of toxic exposure 2020

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who had used medical cannabis as of 2018

    • 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

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