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Table 3 Multivariable Associations between Sexual Orientation and Number of Conditionsa

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 1 Condition
aOR (95% CI)
2–3 Conditions
aOR (95% CI)
Heterosexual Reference group Reference group
Gay 1.74 (1.14, 2.66) b 2.95 (1.60, 5.46) c
Bisexual 1.48 (0.94, 2.31) 2.84 (1.58, 5.08) c
Women 1 Condition
aOR (95% CI)
2–3 Conditions
aOR (95% CI)
Heterosexual Reference group Reference group
Lesbian 1.03 (0.70, 1.53) 1.38 (0.67, 2.83)
Bisexual 1.63 (1.01, 2.62) b 3.25 (1.60, 6.62) c
  1. Results were derived from multivariable multinomial logistic regressions controlling for demographic characteristics. The comparison group in each model is 0 conditions. aOR Adjusted odds ratio, CI Confidence intervals, a Conditions include past-year drug use, multiple chronic medical conditions, and mental illness, b Significant at P < .05, c Significant at P < .01