Source: American Journal of Public Health
Contributors: Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, Susan E. Barkan, Anna Muraco, Charles P. Hoy-Ellis
Topic: Mental Health/Health, Research Studies
Population Focus: LGBTQ Elders
The authors investigated health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual older adults, utilizing data from the 2003-2010 Washington State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (n = 96 992). They found that LGB older adults had higher risk of disability, poor mental health, smoking, and excessive drinking; that lesbians and bisexual women had higher risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity; and that gay and bisexual men had higher risk of poor physical health and living along, among other results.