Results for the Active Component

The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey (HRBS) included active component personnel from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard. This page collects the final report of findings from the active component as well as briefs covering the domains of health promotion and disease prevention, substance use, mental and emotional health, physical health and functional limitations, and sexual behavior and health. Two additional briefs focus on sexual orientation and health, and deployment experiences and health.

A series of infographics collects survey findings by service.

Also see the findings from the reserve component. Because making direct comparisons between the two components is not advised, RAND researchers employed a regression model that allowed them to compare the two components.

Overview

Active Component Findings by Topic

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Substance Use

Mental and Emotional Health

Physical Health and Functioning

Sexual Behavior and Health

Sexual Orientation and Health

Deployment Experiences and Health

Findings by Service

Assessing the Health Readiness of Active Component Airmen: Results from Air Force Respondents to the HRBS

This infographic reports key findings for active component members in the Air Force.

Assessing the Health Readiness of Active Component Soldiers: Results from Army Respondents to the HRBS

This infographic reports key findings for active component members in the U.S. Army.

Assessing the Health Readiness of Active Component Marines: Results from Marine Corps Respondents to the HRBS

This infographic reports key findings for active component members in the Marine Corps.

Assessing the Health Readiness of Active Component Sailors: Results from Navy Respondents to the HRBS

This infographic reports key findings for active component members in the Navy.

Assessing the Health Readiness of Active Component Coast Guardsmen: Results from Coast Guard Respondents to the HRBS

The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This infographic reports key findings for active component members in the Coast Guard.