17.2%, 36.3%, and 7.3%
The percentages, respectively, of 9,872 military spouses enrolled in the Millennium Cohort Family Study who reported cigarette smoking, risky drinking, and problem drinking, according to a recent study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors -- Smoking and drinking behaviors of military spouses: Findings from the Millennium Cohort Family Study.
Current deployment was not found to be associated with spousal smoking or drinking behaviors. Communication about deployment experiences with spouses was associated with lower odds of smoking, but not with risky or problem drinking. Spouses bothered by communicated deployment experiences and those who reported feeling very stressed by a combat-related deployment or duty assignment had consistently higher odds of both risky and problem drinking.