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Sexual Orientation and All-Cause Mortality Among US Adults Aged 18 to 59 Years, 2001-2011
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health, USA.
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2016 (English)In: American Journal of Public Health, ISSN 0090-0036, E-ISSN 1541-0048, Vol. 106, no 5, 918-920 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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To determine whether sexual minorities have an earliermortality than do heterosexuals, we investigated associations between sexual orientation assessed in the 2001 to 2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) and mortality in the 2011 NHANES-linked mortality file. Mortality follow-up time averaged 69.6 months after NHANES. By 2011, 338 individuals had died. Sexual minorities evidenced greater all-cause mortality than did heterosexuals after adjusting for demographic confounding. These effects generally disappeared with further adjustment for NHANES-detected health and behavioral differences.

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2016. Vol. 106, no 5, 918-920 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-131536DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303052ISI: 000376180100050PubMedID: 26985610OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-131536DiVA: diva2:945532
Available from: 2016-07-01 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2016-07-01Bibliographically approved

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