publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

sexual orientation and substance use among adolescents and young adults

Brewster, Karin L.; Tillman, Kathryn Harker;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: American Journal of Public Health, volume 102, pages 1,168-1,176 (issn: 0090-0036, eissn: 1541-0048, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Public Health Association
Abstract
Objectives. We examined interrelationships among the 3 dimensions of sexual orientation—self-identity, sexual attraction, and sexual experience—and their associations with substance use among adolescents and young adults.Methods. To estimate total and net associations of sexual identity, attraction, and experience with use of tobacco, drugs, and alcohol, we applied logistic regression to cross-sectional data from the National Survey of Family Growth Cycle 6.Results. We found a lack of concordance among the different dimensions of sexual orientation. More youths reported same-gender sexual attraction and same-gender sexual experiences than identified as lesbian, ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Logistic regression, Sexual attraction, Clinical psychology, Environmental health, Attraction, Sexual orientation, Lesbian, National Survey of Family Growth, Medicine, business.industry, business, Sexual identity, Social psychology, Young adult, Research and Practice
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