Comparison

A comparison of long-term health conditions between veterans and civilians

Data Source: The presented data on this page has been taken from a Ministry of Defence report, based on the results of The Annual Population Survey (APS)[1] for 2015, titled  ‘Annual Population Survey: UK Armed Forces Veterans residing in Great Britain, 2015’, Published: 13 October 2016, that can be accessed here.

[1] The Annual Population Survey (APS) is carried out every year by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It compares veterans and civilians on: people characteristics; regional location; health; employment status; education and accommodation (housing). According to the MoD, the results obtained from the APS provide the most reliable estimates of the UK veteran population, due to the size of the sample which takes part in the survey ( APS sample for 2015, N = 309,890).


Respondents, aged 16-64; N (veterans) = 1946; N (civilians) = 54,658.

Figure 1. Long-term health conditions reported by UK Armed Forces veterans and civilians, aged 16-64 as identified by the Annual Population Survey (APS) for 2015. N (veterans) = 1946; N (civilians) = 54,658.

VvsC16

* denotes the estimate is significantly different to the civilian population estimate.

Data from both groups has been adjusted to represent the population from which the samples were drawn to allow meaningful comparisons between the percentages identified in the two groups.

Numbers next to each bar depict the actual number of respondents identified with the respective long-term condition (these have not been adjusted).


Respondents, aged 65+; N (veterans) = 925; N (civilians) = 13,597.

Figure 2. Long-term health conditions reported by UK Armed Forces veterans and civilians, aged 65+ as identified by the Annual Population Survey (APS) for 2015.  N (veterans) = 925; N (civilians) = 13,597.

VvsC65

* denotes the estimate is significantly different to the civilian population estimate.

Data from both groups has been adjusted to represent the population from which the samples were drawn to allow meaningful comparisons between the percentages identified in the two groups.

Numbers next to each bar depict the actual number of respondents identified with the respective long-term condition (these have not been adjusted).

 

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