publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Sexual Orientation Disparities in Cancer-Related Risk Behaviors of Tobacco, Alcohol, Sexual Behaviors, and Diet and Physical Activity: Pooled Youth Risk Behavior Surveys

Rosario, Margaret; Corliss, Heather L.; Everett, Bethany G.; Reisner, Sari L.; Austin, S. Bryn; Buchting, Francisco O.; Birkett, Michelle;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2014 Journal: American Journal of Public Health, volume 104, pages 245-254 (issn: 0090-0036, eissn: 1541-0048, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Public Health Association
Abstract
Objectives. We examined sexual orientation disparities in cancer-related risk behaviors among adolescents.Methods. We pooled data from the 2005 and 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. We classified youths with any same-sex orientation as sexual minority and the remainder as heterosexual. We compared the groups on risk behaviors and stratified by gender, age (  14 years), and race/ethnicity.Results. Sexual minorities (7.6% of the sample) reported more risk behaviors than heterosexuals for all 12 behaviors (mean = 5.3 vs 3.8; P < .001) and for each risk behavior: odds ratios (ORs) ranged from 1.3 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.2, 1.4) to 4.0 (95% CI = 3.6, 4.7), ...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Environmental health, Risk behavior, Ethnic group, Confidence interval, Sexual behavior, Odds ratio, Sexual minority, Sexual orientation, Medicine, business.industry, business, Cancer, medicine.disease, Research and Practice
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