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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of all included variables by sexual orientation

From: Embodying pervasive discrimination: a decomposition of sexual orientation inequalities in health in a population-based cross-sectional study in Northern Sweden

Variable LGBQ Heterosexual Difference
N % N % P value
Mental Health, M (SD) 23.48 6.39 21.29 4.58 <0.001
Health complaints, M (SD) 14.95 3.66 13.95 3.03 <0.001
Women 480 56.9% 12546 53.5% 0.052
Born outside Sweden 94 11.1% 1451 6.2% <0.001
Age      <0.001
- Young adult 375 44.4% 5403 23,0%  
- Middle-age 221 26,2% 10797 46.0%  
- Older 248 29.4% 7258 30.9%  
Income      <0.001
-Quintile 1 342 40.9% 4444 19.0%  
-Quintile 2 210 25.1% 4379 18.7%  
-Quintile 3 133 15.9% 4754 20.3%  
-Quintile 4 78 9.3% 4872 20.8%  
-Quintile 5 74 8.8% 4939 21.1%  
Education      <0.001
-Low 453 57.9% 11018 48.1%  
-Medium 244 31.2% 7888 34.4%  
-High 85 10.9% 4005 17.5%  
Occupational class      <0.001
-Service class 47 5.6% 2069 8.8%  
-Routine non-manual 90 10.7% 4639 19.8%  
-Petty Bourgeoisie 45 5.3% 2087 8.9%  
-Assistant non-manual 60 7.1% 2664 11.4%  
-Skilled manual 127 15.0% 4490 19.1%  
-Unskilled manual 237 28.1% 4959 21.1%  
-Unspecified 238 28.2% 2550 10.9%  
Labor market position      <0.001
- Working 273 32.9% 12308 53.1%  
- Studying 182 21.9% 1691 7.3%  
- Retired 236 28.4% 6863 29.6%  
- Non-employed 139 16.7% 2317 10.0%  
Fear of violence 168 20.3% 2944 12.8% <0.001
Threat/violence experience 87 10.6% 915 4.0% <0.001
Degrading treatment 286 34.8% 3623 15.8% <0.001
Diff. make ends meet
-Sometimes 71 8.5% 1151 4.9% <0.001
-Often 118 14.1% 1316 5.6% <0.001
Low cash margin 323 38.7% 3572 15.3% <0.001
Residential ownership      <0.001
-Resident-owned 446 53.4% 17675 75.7%  
-Rental 247 29.6% 4116 17.6%  
-Other arrangements 142 17.0% 1560 6.7%  
Job dissatisfaction 74 8.8% 1725 7.4% 0.121
Job insecurity 103 12.2% 1813 7.7% <0.001
Unmet medical needs: inaccessibility 98 11.6% 1099 4.7% <0.001
Unmet medical needs: experiences 87 10.3% 1288 5.5% <0.001
Unmet medical needs: other 128 15.2% 1903 8.1% <0.001
Unmet dental needs: other 131 15.5% 1965 8.4% <0.001
Unmet dental needs: economical 117 13.9% 1662 7.1% <0.001
  1. LGBQ lesbian-gay-bisexual-questioning orientation