This brief is about the health differences between veteran men, active duty men, National Guard/Reserve men, and civilian men. In policy and practice, organizations besides the VA should expand their preventative health services and health education for veterans, and policymakers should push health and healthcare access initiatives for veterans and service members. Suggestions for future research include collecting data over time, accounting for deployment and combat experience, and adding more thorough measures of health conditions within both veterans and civilians.
Hoerster, K. D., Lehavot, K., Simpson, T., McFall, M., Reiber, G., & Nelson, K. M. (2012). Health and health behavior differences: U.S. military, veteran, and civilian men. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 43(5), 483–489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2012.07.029
Medicine and Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Health and wellness, Health status, Health behavior, Male veterans, Military
Health status indicators; Health behavior; Veterans; United States; Men; Health and hygiene; Military hygiene
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Health and Health Behavior Differences: U.S. Military, Veteran, and Civilian Men"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 307.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.