Table 2

Association of Sexual Orientation with Current Smoking and Heavy Drinking After Adjusting for Demographic Characteristics1

Characteristic

Women

Men


Current Smoker Adj. OR (95% CI)

Heavy Drinker Adj. OR (95% CI)

Current Smoker Adj. OR (95% CI)

Heavy Drinker Adj. OR (95% CI)


Sexual Orientation

Heterosexual

(ref gp)

(ref gp)

(ref gp)

(ref gp)

Lesbian/Gay

1.60 (1.02–2.51)

2.14 (1.08–4.23)

2.40 (1.75–3.30)

1.54 (0.96–2.45)

Race/Ethnicity

White nonHispanic

(ref gp)

(ref gp)

(ref gp)

(ref gp)

African-American/Black

1.23 (0.99–1.52)

0.55 (0.34–0.89)

0.93 (0.91–1.02)

0.82 (0.51–1.31)

Latino(a)

0.48 (0.38–0.60)

0.66 (0.48–0.89)

0.64 (0.50–0.81)

1.70 (1.30–2.22)

Asian

0.45 (0.35–0.56)

0.41 (0.26–0.63)

0.98 (0.80–1.20)

0.54 (0.38–0.77)

Pacific Islander

0.81 (0.32–2.07)

0.30 (0.04–2.26)

3.26 (1.61–6.60)

2.28 (0.98–5.33)

Other

1.11 (0.81–1.52)

0.92 (0.49–1.71)

1.33 (0.96–1.84)

0.94 (0.57–1.57)

Educational Attainment

< 12 years

1.22 (0.89–1.52)

1.50 (0.86–2.64)

1.46 (1.09–1.96)

0.86 (0.57–1.32)

High School Graduate

(ref gp)

(ref gp)

(ref gp)

(ref gp)

Some College

0.73 (0.62–0.86)

0.77 (0.56–1.04)

0.73 (0.61–0.87)

0.67 (0.52–0.87)

4-Yr College Graduate

0.25 (0.21–0.31)

0.41 (0.29–0.57)

0.26 (0.21–0.32)

0.38 (0.28–0.50)


1 Adjusted odds ratios and confidence intervals from multiple logistic regression models using weighted survey data and also adjusting for age (continuous variable of 5-yr intervals) and survey year

Gruskin and Gordon BMC Public Health 2006 6:241   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-241

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