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Table 2 Demographic information

From: Ten years of lesbian health survey research in the UK West Midlands

  Lesbewell 1 Lesbewell 2 Measure for Measure 1 Measure for Measure 2
Date 1996 1996–7 2002 2005
Number of respondents 69 354 449 166
Mean age (SD) 29.8 (8.3) 32.5$ 29.0 (9.1) 31.7 (11.1)
Non-white ethnic background 5.8% 4.9% 6.2% 9%
Parent 15.9% N/A 17.2% 15%
Live in West Midlands 72.4% 86.4% N/A 91%
Employed N/A 69.5% 66.2% 75%
Health worker 39.1% 28.0% 4.7% 13.3%
Identified as lesbian/gay 82.6% 81.6% 75.5% 67%
Identified as bisexual 14.5% 11.0% 18% 10%
Identified as heterosexual    5% 19%
Identified as 'other'    1.5% 4%
Mean age came out 21.3 N/A N/A 19.85
Out before age 16 14.7% N/A N/A 24%
  1. N/A – not available, $ – weighted mean calculated from categories.