TABLE 2-2 Race/Ethnicity and Gender of Active-Component First-Time Accessions, by Service, and Civilians Ages 18-24, FY 2002 (percentage)

 

Army

Navy

Marine Corps

Air Force

DoD

Men

White

75.0

65.9

82.0

78.5

74.9

Black

12.1

18.8

8.0

13.3

13.0

Other/Unknown

12.9

15.3

10.0

8.2

12.1

Hispanic

12.1

14.7

15.8

9.1

12.8

Women

White

61.2

58.5

75.2

70.6

64.0

Black

24.4

24.4

12.4

19.3

22.2

Other/Unknown

14.4

17.1

12.4

10.1

13.8

Hispanic

15.0

17.3

19.4

11.2

14.8

Total

Men

82.4

83.3

92.9

77.6

83.5

Women

17.6

16.7

7.1

22.4

16.5

White

72.5

64.7

81.6

76.7

73.1

Black

14.2

19.7

8.3

14.6

14.5

Other/Unknown

13.3

15.6

10.1

8.7

12.4

Hispanic

12.6

15.1

16.1

9.5

13.2

Noninstitutionalized Civilians Ages 18-24

White

Black

Other

Hispanic

Male

Female

78.5

14.0

7.5

17.7

50.4

49.6

NOTE: Columns will not add to 100% because Hispanics can be included in multiple races.

SOURCE: Civilian data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey File, October 2001-September 2002, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (2002).

MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL FITNESS

Medical Standards and Screening

DoD’s medical enlistment standards are contained in DoD Instruction 6130.4 (Box 2-1 provides a listing of the areas covered). This instruction was updated in 2004 on the basis of a review by the Accessions Medical Standards Working Group (AMSWG), which was guided in part by research findings provided by the Accessions Medical Standards Analysis and Research Activity (AMSARA). DoD Instruction 6130.4 forms the basis for screening recruits for all accessions. The new standard clearly emphasizes the importance of correct coding of all health events related



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