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Nonresponse to a question on self-identified sexual orientation in a public health survey and its relationship to race and ethnicity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23153153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined whether nonresponse to the survey question on self-identified sexual orientation was associated with race and ethnicity, utilizing Washington State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. The results of adjusted multinomial logistic regression indicated that the nonresponse rates of Asian Americans, Hispanics, and African Americans are higher than those of non-Hispanic Whites. Innovative ways of measuring sexual orientation to reduce racially and ethnically driven bias need to be developed and integrated into public health surveys.
Hyun-Jun Kim; Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen
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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:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  2013-02-21     Revised Date:  2014-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data
Asian Americans / statistics & numerical data
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Continental Population Groups / statistics & numerical data*
Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data*
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Health Surveys
Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Self Report
Sexual Behavior / ethnology*
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; U58/DP001996-2/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS

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