Our findings document population-based health disparities among LGB older adults. We observed no significant differences in chronic conditions between lesbians and bisexual women in the adjusted analyses. In addition, important subgroup differences in health are beginning to be documented among LGB adults. Elevated risks of smoking and excessive drinking are of major concern among LGB older adults. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Although we found no significant differences between gay and bisexual men in the prevalence of receiving a flu shot or a prostate-specific antigen test, bisexual men J Am Geriatr Soc.
We detected no other significant differences in chronic conditions between gay and bisexual men.
Measures To measure sexual orientation, survey respondents were asked to select 1 of the following: Overweight and obesity in sexual-minority women: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Binge drinking—United States, Screening and surveillance for the early detection of colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps, Lesbians and bisexual women were younger, had more education, and had higher rates of employment than did heterosexual women; income levels were similar.
We did not observe differences in health outcomes between gay and bisexual men. Existing research documents that drinking rates decline with age among older adults in general. Alcohol and tobacco use patterns among heterosexually and homosexually experienced California women. Use of mass media campaigns to change health behaviour. Gauging the impact of growing nonresponse on estimates from a national RDD telephone survey.