Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"
The percentage of "junior enlisted women" in the U.S. Army who had a baby in 2017, according to a recent story at Military.com -- Birth Control Policies at Boot Camp Affect Military Readiness, Study Finds. This is the highest percentage among the four Service branches; for the Air Force, it was 5.1%; for the Navy, it was 6.1%; and for the Marine Corps, it was 9.7%.
The percentage of Vietnam Veterans who experience PTSD each year, according to the VA's website, Make the Connection. For Gulf War Veterans, it's 12%, and for Veterans of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, it's 11-20%
The percentage of "a nationally representative sample of U.S. veterans" with "probable" alcohol use disorder (AUD) who met criteria for "probable PTSD," according to an article in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, The burden of co-occurring alcohol use disorder and PTSD in U.S. Military veterans: Comorbidities, functioning, and suicidality. Among those with "probable PTSD," the researchers found that "16.8% met criteria for probable AUD."
The percentage of the population that "will have PTSD at some point in their lives," according to the VA's National Center for PTSD.
Going through trauma is not rare. About 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives. Women are more likely to experience sexual assault and child sexual abuse.