Evidence Exchange of LGB&T Statistics

Welcome to the LGF’s Evidence Exchange, an evidence base of statistics about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) needs and experiences.

Topics range from healthcare to homophobia and schools to safer sex. The evidence base is continuously updated to include new research, and all records include as much information about the statistic as possible.

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In comparison with their heterosexual counterparts, gay and bisexual men were 5 and a half times more likely to have self-harmed, and lesbian and bisexual women were twice as likely to have self-harmed.

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Mental Health: Self Harm

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In the AUDIT-C assessment, a majority of LGBT respondents scored at or above the threshold for potentially hazardous drinking, (i.e., drinking above recommended limits).

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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38% of LGBT women and a similar proportion of male respondents had CAGE scores that signaled probable alcohol misuse.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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18% of LGBT respondents obtained a total AUDIT-C score of 8 or higher, the score that generally indicates harmful drinking behaviour or potential alcohol dependence.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Almost two fifths of all LGBT respondents and 41% of current drinkers had CAGE scores of two or more, the ‘cut off point’ signaling problem drinking.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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1 in 10 LGBT respondents had at some time had a drink first thing in the morning (as an “eye-opener”) to steady their nerves or get rid of a hangover.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Nearly 3 in 5 of the LGBT respondents had at some point felt like they should cut down on their drinking.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Over a fifth of the LGBT respondents had at some point been annoyed by people criticizing their drinking.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Over two fifths of the LGBT respondents had at some time felt bad or guilty about your drinking.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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84% of all the LGBT drinkers engaged in binge drinking, with almost a fifth doing so at least twice a week.

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Mental Health: Alcohol

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