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.
Based upon 793,239 valid cases out of 1,548,753 total cases.
- mean: 1.88
- median: 2.00
- mode: 2.00
- minimum: 1
- maximum: 2
- standard deviation: 0.33
Location: 31-32 (width: 2; decimal: 0)
Variable Type: numeric
(Range of) Missing Values: -9
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.
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