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Disability among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults: disparities in prevalence and risk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22095356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We used population-based data to comprehensively examine disability among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults.
METHODS: We estimated prevalence of disability and its covariates and compared by sexual orientation by utilizing data from the Washington State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (n = 82,531) collected in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009. We used multivariate logistic regression to examine the relationship between disability and sexual orientation, after we controlled for covariates of disability.
RESULTS: Findings indicated that the prevalence of disability is higher among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults compared with their heterosexual counterparts; lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults with disabilities are significantly younger than heterosexual adults with disabilities. Higher disability prevalence among lesbians and among bisexual women and men remained significant after we controlled for covariates of disability.
CONCLUSIONS: Higher rates of disability among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults are of major concern. Efforts are needed to prevent, delay, and reduce disabilities as well as to improve the quality of life for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults with disabilities. Future prevention and intervention efforts need to address the unique concerns of these groups.
Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen; Hyun-Jun Kim; Susan E Barkan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2011-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  2012-04-25     Revised Date:  2014-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e16-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bisexuality / statistics & numerical data*
Disabled Persons / statistics & numerical data*
Health Status Disparities*
Homosexuality, Female / statistics & numerical data*
Homosexuality, Male / statistics & numerical data*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Washington / epidemiology
Grant Support
R01 AG026526/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG026526/AG/NIA NIH HHS; U58/CCU002118-17//PHS HHS; U58/CCU022819-1//PHS HHS; U58/CCU022819-2//PHS HHS; U58/CCU022819-3//PHS HHS; U58/CCU022819-4//PHS HHS; U58/CCU022819-5//PHS HHS; U58/DP001996-1/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS

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