By Adrian Zupp
We often deal with serious mental health issues in this blog and we do so in the hope that the information we share will help our readers. But today we’ve decided to take a slightly different approach and list some pretty interesting general statistics about veterans*. We hope you find them as engaging as we did.
Did you know?
- There are currently approximately 22 million vets in the U.S.
- Women comprise approximately 8 percent of the veteran population.
- WWII saw more American POWs than any other conflict (130,201) while the engagement in Bosnia had the least POWs with zero.
- Between 2000 and 2010 Alaska had the biggest percentage increase of veterans of all 50 states.
- According to 2010 figures, the states with the highest percentage of vets 65 or older were in the Northeast of the country – not Florida!
- The 2010 figures also show California had the highest number of veterans in the United States with almost 2 million, followed by Texas with 1,693,800 and Florida close behind with 1,650,900.
And remember, you can always access our free, anonymous online screenings, 24/7.
*All statistics taken from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Adrian Zupp is the marketing writer at Screening for Mental Health.