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VVIETNAM
Served on active duty in Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia

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This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.

Description

VVIETNAM indicates whether veterans served on active duty in Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia; in the waters in or around these countries; or in the air over these areas at any time between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.

(See the variable description for VETSTAT for more information on who is considered a veteran by the U.S. Census Bureau.)

This variable is part of the Veterans Supplement

Comparability

VVIETNAM is comparable over time.

In 2003 and earlier, Veteran's supplement respondents were 18 and older; in 2005 and later, respondents to the supplement were 17 and older.

Researchers should also note the universe changes between samples

Universe

  • 1995: Vietnam War era veterans (August 1964-April 1975)
  • 1997, 1999: Vietnam War era veterans (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War era and World War II era veterans
  • 2001, 2003: Vietnam War era veterans (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War era veterans, World War II era veterans, and veterans of "other service" periods born 1947 and earlier
  • 2005, 2007-2009: Vietnam War era veterans (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War era veterans, veterans who served from May 1975-July 1990, and veterans who served from August 1990-August 2001
  • 2010-2011: Vietnam War era veterans(August 1964-April 1975), veterans who served from February 1955 to July 1964, veterans who served from May 1975 to July 1990 and age 64+
  • 2012-2017: Vietnam War era veterans(August 1964-April 1975), veterans who served from February 1955 to July 1964, veterans who served from May 1975 to July 1990 and age 65+

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1995 - - - - - - - X - - - -
1997 - - - - - - - - X - - -
1999 - - - - - - - - X - - -
2001 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2003 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2005 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2007 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2009 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2010 - - - - - - X - - - - -
2011 – 2017 - - - - - - - X - - - -

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