Table 2
Observed prevalence for health indicators in Regular Force veterans, by era

Table 2
Observed prevalence for health indicators in Regular Force veterans, by era
Table summary
This table displays the results of Observed prevalence for health indicators in Regular Force veterans Veterans released between 1954 and 2003, Canadian comparator, 2003, Veterans released between 1998 and 2012, Canadian comparator, 2012, % and 95% confidence interval, calculated using from and to units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Veterans released between 1954 and 2003Table 2 Note  Canadian comparator, 2003Table 2 Note  Veterans released between 1998 and 2012Table 2 Note  Canadian comparator, 2012Table 2 Note §
% 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval
from to from to from to from to
Activity limitation (sometimes, often) 42.3Note * 39.0 45.7 34.1 33.4 34.7 49.5Note * 47.2 51.8 24.6 23.9 25.3
Low income (below low-income measure by household size) 4.7Note * 3.7 6.0 7.4 7.0 7.7 7.6Note * 6.3 9.1 15.1 14.6 15.6
Life stress (quite a bit, extremely stressful) 24.5 21.4 27.8 22.9 22.4 23.5 22.5 20.3 24.5 25.8 25.3 26.3
Heavy drinking (5 or more drinks per occasion, 12 or more times per year) 22.0 19.3 25.0 20.2 19.6 20.7 24.7 22.7 26.8 27.0 26.5 27.5
Self-rated mental health (very good, excellent) 78.8Note * 75.8 81.5 72.4 71.8 73.1 61.6Note * 59.3 63.9 72.8 72.3 73.3
Self-rated health (very good, excellent) 56.7 53.0 60.2 55.2 54.5 55.8 52.6Note * 50.2 54.9 61.5 60.9 62.9
Obesity 19.7 16.8 23.1 16.6 16.1 17.0 26.1Note * 24.1 28.2 20.2 19.7 20.7
Needs help with activities of daily living 13.9 11.9 16.0 11.9 11.5 12.3 20.1Note * 18.4 22.0 6.0 5.5 6.5
Employment rate 67.6 64.8 70.2 68.9 65.2 72.3 71.8Note * 69.7 73.8 76.4 74.4 78.4
Postsecondary education 55.7 51.9 59.3 53.6 52.9 54.3 52.3Note * 50.0 54.7 67.1 66.5 67.7
Life satisfaction (satisfied, very satisfied) 90.8 88.7 92.6 91.2 90.8 91.6 85.8Note * 84.0 87.4 92.1 91.8 92.4
Sense of community belonging (somewhat strong, very strong) 61.2 57.6 64.7 64.4 63.8 65.1 57.5Note * 55.2 59.8 62.1 61.5 62.7
Daily smoking 22.2 19.5 25.1 19.4 18.9 19.9 16.5Note * 14.7 18.4 20.4 20.0 20.8
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