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. 2017

    • U.S. veterans by disability status 2017

    • Share of civilian veterans with service-connected disability by U.S. state 2016

  • 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 2013-2014 by ethnicity

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

  • 3. Health problems
    • Service-related injuries among military veterans U.S. 2017

    • Diagnosed conditions among veteran patients U.S. 2013

    • Diagnosed conditions among veteran patients U.S. 2013, by gender

    • Cancer among those who served/served not in U.S. military 2013-2014 by age

    • Share of veteran patients with a cardiovascular condition U.S. 2013, by ethnicity

    • Heart attacks among those who served/not in U.S. military 2013-2014 by gender

  • 4. Health risks
    • 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

    • Unmet medical needs among those who served/not in U.S. military 2013-2014, by race

  • 5. Mental health
    • Mental health or substance use visits to the VA among veterans in the U.S. 2013

    • Distribution of mental health diagnoses among veteran patients U.S. 2013

    • Share of veteran patients diagnosed with PTSD U.S. 2013, by gender

  • 6. Suicide
    • Veterans who considered suicide before and after joining the military U.S. 2014-2017

    • Veterans who knew a veteran who attempted suicide U.S. 2014, 2015 and 2017

    • Suicide rates among veterans in the U.S. from 2001-2014

    • Suicide rates among veterans in the U.S. in 2013 and 2014, by age

    • Share of suicides among U.S. veterans in 2014, by method and gender

  • 7. Treatment
    • Primary care visits to the VA among veterans in the U.S. 2013

    • Emergency room visits to the VA among veterans in the U.S. 2013

    • VA telephone care encounters among veterans in the U.S. 2013

    • Resources for seeking care for veterans with a mental health injury U.S. 2017

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

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan taking selected medications 2017

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan using supplemental/alternative therapies 2017

  • 8. Veteran patient demographics
    • Share of patients to the Veterans Health Administration 2013, by gender

    • Share of patients to the Veterans Health Administration 2013, by age

    • Share of patients to the Veterans Health Administration 2013, by ethnicity

    • Share of patients to the Veterans Health Administration 2013, by community type

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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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