The number of Vietnam Veterans
The number of veterans who served in the Korean War
A recent study of malnutrition among older vets in home-based primary care found that 15% were malnourished.
1.4% of community nursing home residents have a substance abuse history. 18% of older veterans have recent substance abuse history compared to 1% of the general older population.
Close to 17% of veterans had PTSD emerge for the first time later in life. The emergence of PTSD symptoms in late life (after retirement age) has been noted to correlate with the onset of dementia.
Older veterans are 25% more likely than nonveterans to report experiencing two or more chronic conditions.
Older veterans account for 58% of veteran suicide deaths in a recent Suicide Data Report