Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"
The percentage of children in Department of Defense K-12 schools worldwide who received special education services in the school year 2011-2012, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report -- Military Dependents: Better Oversight Needed to Improve Services for Children with Special Needs.
The number of people worldside who commit suicide every day, according to the World Health Organization, which also noted: "For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives."
According to a statistic vetted by PolitiFact, 18 of those 3000 are U.S. military veterans.
Today -- September 10 -- is the 10th anniversary of World Suicide Prevention Day.
The percentage of "U.S. military deployers" to Iraq and Afghanistan that is female, according to an article in the July 2012 issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, a publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. The article -- Health of women after wartime deployments: correlates of risk for selected medical conditions among females after initial and repeat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, active component, U.S. Armed Forces -- notes that, in total, women comprise about one-seventh (14%) of the U.S. military's "active component."
The amount spent annually by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on compensation to more than three million veterans with service-connected disabilities (SCDs), according to a new report from the RAND Corporation -- Is Military Disability Compensation Adequate to Offset Civilian Earnings Losses from Service-Connected Disabilities?