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VET: VETERAN STATUS

Specifies whether the client has served in the uniformed
services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Public
Health Service Commissioned Corps, Coast and Geodetic Survey,
etc).

Guidelines: A veteran is a person 16 years or over who has 
served (even for a short time), but is not now serving, on 
active duty in the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard,
or Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service or 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or who 
served as a Merchant Marine seaman during World War II. 
Persons who served in the National Guard or Military 
Reserves are classified as veterans only if they were ever
called or ordered to active duty, not counting the 4-6 
months for initial training or yearly summer camps.
            
ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 YES 97,3236.3%
2 NO 695,91644.9%
Missing Data
-9 MISSING/UNKNOWN/NOT COLLECTED/INVALID 755,51448.8%
Total 1,548,753 100%

Based upon 793,239 valid cases out of 1,548,753 total cases.

Summary Statistics

Location: 31-32 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -9

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A), 1992.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.