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Table 3 Characteristics of participants identified as lesbian/gay, bisexual and ‘other’ compared to heterosexuals

From: Sexual orientation and symptoms of common mental disorder or low wellbeing: combined meta-analysis of 12 UK population health surveys

  Heterosexual Lesbian/Gay p Bisexual p ‘Other’ p
Symptoms of common mental disorder (%) 16.8 26.2 <0.001 34.0 <0.001 23.8 <0.001
Anxious or depressed (%) 23.0 29.2 0.09 39.1 <0.001 43.9 <0.001
Low wellbeing score (%) 26.2 29.7 0.05 36.7 <0.001 44.2 <0.001
Age (25/50/75 percentile) 33/44/60 27/40/47 <0.001 20/34/50 <0.001 38/52/66 <0.001
Male (%) 44.1 60.1 <0.001 41.5 0.13 40.3 0.04
Ethnic minority (%) 9.0 5.7 <0.001 11.7 0.01 19.2 <0.001
University degree (%) 25.6 38.9 <0.001 27.2 0.28 11.8 <0.001
Smoker (%) 36.2 42.4 <0.001 41.8 0.001 38.2 0.26
Longstanding illness (%) 35.2 35.7 0.71 39.9 0.005 44.1 <0.001
Married/cohabiting (%) 63.0 40.0 <0.001 45.2 <0.001 54.9 <0.001
  1. Note. p value for comparison with heterosexual group