National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics
Who are we?
We develop statistical analyses and reports on a broad range of topics, operate VA’s data and statistics Web portal to disseminate Veteran data and statistics, and develop estimates and projections on Veteran populations.
Additionally, we lead interagency data-sharing collaborations with other Federal agencies, and conduct survey analyses and research including future iterations of the National Survey of Veterans.
We also lead the effort to implement corporate data governance and corporate data management in VA, and implement enterprise business intelligence tools and processes to support analysis and planning activities in VA.
To serve as the authoritative clearinghouse for VA to collect, validate, analyze, and disseminate key statistics on Veteran population and VA programs to support planning, analysis, and decision-making activities.
VA released Mortality Rates and Life Expectancy of Veterans 1980 to 2017 The report contains Veterans' mortality rate and life expectancy by age, gender, education, income, and period of service from 1990 to 2017 using USVETS2018, and a comparison to the U.S. population. September 30,2021
VA released VA Data Strategywhich supports the Department of Veterans Affairs Strategic Plan by providing the overarching vision, goals, and sub-goals to transform the Department into a data-centric enterprise. This data strategy empowers VA employees at all levels of the organization to treat data as a strategic asset to improve the services and benefits delivered to our Nation's Veterans. March 23, 2021
VA released Percent Change in Veteran Population by State from 2000 to 2020The Department of Veterans Affairs provides official estimates and projections of the Veteran population using the Veteran Population Projection Model (VetPop). Based on the available information through September 30, 2018, the latest model VetPop2018 projected a steady decrease in the Veteran population over the next 30 years. The “Percent Change in Veteran Population” data table shows the change in the Veteran population from 2000 to 2020 by state. During this period, the average decrease in the Veteran population is 25% at the state level. March 12, 2021
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