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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Just over 1 in 10 LGBT respondents attend an LGBT support group to feel better/forget about their problems.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other, Building Social Networks

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Just over 1 in 10 LGBT respondents take prescription drugs (without a doctor or medical worker telling them to do so) to feel better/forget about their problems.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other
Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Just under a fifth of LGBT respondents take medication that is prescribed for them by a doctor/psychiatrist (e.g. anti-depressants) to feel better/forget about their problems.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other

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Just over 1 in 10 LGBT respondents attend their GP/family doctor to feel better/forget about their problems.

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Mental Health: Other

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A fifth of LGBT respondents meditate/pray to feel better/forget about their problems.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other

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Nearly a quarter of LGBT respondents talk to a therapist/councillor or other mental health professional to feel better/forget about their problems

Topics:
Mental Health: Other

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Nearly a quarter of LGBT respondents talk to family (other than partner) to feel better/forget about their problems.

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Mental Health: Other

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3 in 10 LGBT respondents engaged in drinking alcohol to get drunk to feel better/forget about their problems while a quarter drank alcohol but without the intention of getting drunk for the same reason.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Alcohol
Mental Health: Other

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A quarter of LGBT respondents smoke cigarettes to feel better/forget about their problems.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other
Substance Misuse: Smoking

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Over a third of the LGBT respondents engaged in exercise to feel better/forget about their problems.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other
Physical Health: Other

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