Wounded Warrior Project Releases Results of 5th Annual Survey

On September 16, the Wounded Warrior Project released the results of their annual survey. More than 21,000 wounded veterans responded. Highlights include the following:

  • Primary type of health coverage: Veterans Affairs at 59.2%, up from 52.7% in 2013
  • The top five reported injuries and health problems experienced during post-9/11 service were (1) sleep conditions (75.8%), (2) post-traumatic stress disorder (75.2%), (3) back, neck, and shoulder problems (72.3%), (4) depression (67.1%), and (5) anxiety (64.2%)
  • Nearly 75% of warriors report the memory of an upsetting military experience in the past month
  • 59.2% of warriors say talking with another veteran is in their top five ways for coping with stress
  • 3 out of 4 warriors have less than a bachelor’s degree
  • 43.2% of warriors report having a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • 3 out of 10 warriors need the aid and attendance of another person because of their injuries and health problems; among them, more than 25% need more than 40 hours of aid per week

To download a copy of the executive summary, click here.