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Table 2 Summary of Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition analyses of health gaps between sexual orientation groups

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

Model estimates Mental Health Health Complaints
Abs. Rel. (%) P Abs. Rel. (%) P
Mean health (LGBQ) 23.491   <0.001 15.003   <0.001
Mean health (heterosexual) 21.263   <0.001 13.949   <0.001
Mean health difference 2.228   <0.001 1.054   <0.001
Explained fraction 1.435 64.4 <0.001 0.776 73.6 <0.001
Unexplained fraction 0.793 35.6 <0.001 0.278 26.4 0.016
Contributions
 Gender 0.017 1.2 0.022 0.032 4.2 0.014
 Country of Birth −0.011 −0.8 0.057 0.003 0.3 0.451
 Age −0.075 −5.2 <0.001 −0.244 −31.4 <0.001
 Income 0.036 2.5 0.101 0.079 10.2 <0.001
 Education −0.013 −0.9 0.106 0.039 5.0 <0.001
 Social class 0.056 3.9 0.010 0.014 1.8 0.289
 Labour market position 0.211 14.7 <0.001 0.063 8.1 0.010
 Fear of violence 0.050 3.5 <0.001 0.048 6.2 <0.001
 Threat/violence experience 0.035 2.4 0.005 0.011 1.5 0.069
 Degrading treatment 0.366 25.5 <0.001 0.186 24.0 <0.001
 Diff. make ends meet 0.172 12.0 <0.001 0.086 11.1 <0.001
 Low cash margin 0.135 9.4 <0.001 0.110 14.2 <0.001
 Residential ownership 0.029 2.0 0.158 −0.010 −1.3 0.394
 Job dissatisfaction 0.022 1.5 0.400 0.008 1.1 0.374
 Job insecurity 0.043 3.0 0.001 0.015 1.9 0.004
 Unmet medical needs: inaccessibility 0.096 6.7 <0.001 0.075 9.7 <0.001
 Unmet medical needs: experiences 0.073 5.1 <0.001 0.099 12.8 <0.001
 Unmet medical needs: other 0.120 8.4 <0.001 0.098 12.6 <0.001
 Unmet dental needs: other 0.030 2.1 0.004 0.027 3.5 <0.001
 Unmet dental needs: economical 0.046 3.2 0.001 0.035 4.5 <0.001
  1. LGBQ lesbian-gay-bisexual-questioning orientation
  2. Estimates shown are absolute (Abs.) and relative (Rel.) contributions and p values