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Table 2 Multivariable Associations between Sexual Orientation and Specific Conditions

From: Co-occurring mental illness, drug use, and medical multimorbidity among lesbian, gay, and bisexual middle-aged and older adults in the United States: a nationally representative study

Men Past-Year Drug Use
aOR (95% CI)
≥ 2 Chronic Medical Conditions
aOR (95% CI)
Mental Illness
aOR (95% CI)
Heterosexual Reference group Reference group Reference group
Gay 1.62 (0.89, 2.95) 2.18 (1.48, 3.21) b 1.79 (1.09, 2.93) a
Bisexual 1.88 (0.99, 3.56) 1.07 (0.66, 1.72) 3.53 (2.03, 6.14) b
Women Past-Year Drug Use
aOR (95% CI)
≥ 2 Chronic Medical Conditions
aOR (95% CI)
Mental Illness
aOR (95% CI)
Heterosexual Reference group Reference group Reference group
Lesbian 1.70 (0.97, 2.98) 1.05 (0.71, 1.55) 0.87 (0.44, 1.73)
Bisexual 4.20 (2.55, 6.93) b 1.04 (0.64, 1.68) 1.94 (1.03, 3.67) a
  1. Results were derived from six separate multivariable binary logistic regressions controlling for demographic characteristics. The comparison group in each model is no past-year drug use, not having multiple chronic diseases, and not having a mental health disorder in the past year, respectively. aOR Adjusted odds ratio, CI Confidence intervals, a Significant at P < .05, b Significant at P < .001