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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Self-reported dietary supplement use in deployed United States service members pre-deployment vs. during deployment, Afghanistan, 2013–2014

Characteristic Count (%)
Sex
 Male 1324 (79%)
 Female 340 (20%)
 No answer 21 (1%)
Age (years)
 17-24 469 (28%)
 25-34 773 (46%)
 35-44 306 (18%)
 45-54 103 (6%)
 > 54 15 (1%)
 No answer 19 (1%)
Race
 Caucasian 922 (55%)
 African American 308 (18%)
 Hispanic 254 (15%)
 Asian 84 (5%)
 Other 96 (6%)
 No answer 21 (1%)
Education
 High school diploma 243 (14%)
 Some college 805 (48%)
 Bachelor’s Degree 434 (26%)
 Master’s/Ph.D. 183 (11%)
 No answer 20 (1%)
Branch of service
 Army 1063 (63%)
 Air Force 575 (34%)
 Navy 23 (1%)
 Marines 5 (<1%)
 Other 2 (<1%)
 No answer 17 (1%)
Rank
 Officer 317 (19%)
 Senior Enlisted 700 (42%)
 Junior Enlisted 658 (39%)
 No answer 10 (<1%)
Deployment length (months)
 < 1 202 (12%)
 1-3 503 (30%)
 4-6 501 (30%)
 7-9 383 (23%)
 > 9 90 (5%)
 No answer 6 (<1%)
Military occupational specialty
 Combat arms 250 (15%)
 Combat support 661 (39%)
 Combat service support 741 (44%)
 No answer 33 (2%)
  1. Percentages given are out of all study participants (n = 1685)