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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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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3 in 10 LGBT respondents engaged in drinking alcohol to get drunk to feel better/forget about their problems.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Alcohol
Mental Health: Other

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A fifth of the LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they actively seek out LGBT-friendly healthcare professionals because of bad experiences they’ve had with providers in the past.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

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Over 3 in 5 of the LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that in general, the health advice they have received from healthcare professionals has been useful and appropriate.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

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40% of the LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they feel respected for who they are as an LGBT person by healthcare professionals.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other
Physical Health: Other

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Nearly 8 in 10 of the LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that healthcare professionals need to have more knowledge and sensitivity to issues related to being LGBT.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other
Physical Health: Other

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Nearly a quarter of the LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they generally try to hide the fact that are LGBT when dealing with healthcare professionals because of how they react.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Over half of the LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they were generally quite open about being LGBT when visiting a healthcare professional.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Coming Out

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