Research & Resources

2015 Health Related Behavior (HRB) Survey: Active Duty Service Members

The U.S. Department of Defense periodically assesses health behaviors that affect the overall well-beingof the Armed Forces and might impact military readiness. The survey questionnaire contains items aboutdiet; exercise; drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; gender-specific issues; oral health; safety; and deployment.An executive summary of findings is available. Although statistics are not reported by age group, thepercentage of service members ages 21 and younger ranges from 12 percent of the Coast Guard to 37 percentof the Marine Corps. (U.S. Department of Defense; 2013)

https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Access-Cost-Quality-and-Safety/Health-Care-Program-Evaluation/Survey-of-Health-Related-Behaviors/2015-Health-Related-Behavior-Survey-Active-Duty