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Table 2 Veteran Population and Study Sample by Selected Individual Characteristics, 1999 – 2002

From: Accuracy and completeness of mortality data in the Department of Veterans Affairs

  Population Sample
  N Column % N Column %
Total 8,284,166 100.00 2,998 100.0
Age on Jan. 1, 1999     
   < 65 4,896,608 59.1 1,762 58.8
   65 or over 3,387,558 40.9 1,236 41.2
Sex     
   Female 410,274 5.0 143 4.8
   Male 7,873,892 95.0 2,855 95.2
VHA use*     
   Inpatient 1,099,600 13.3 387 12.9
   Outpatient 5,786,477 69.8 2,101 70.1
   No use 2,490,427 30.1 894 29.8
Medicare enrolment     
   Enrolled 4,641,193 56.0 1,705 56.9
   Not enrolled 3,642,973 44.0 1,293 43.1
  1. * Based on any use of VA inpatient or outpatient care in 1999 – 2002. The column per cents do not add up to 100% because almost all inpatient users (99.2%) also used outpatient care at least once during this period.