The prevalence and factors associated with smoking among lesbian and bisexual women: Analysis of the Australian National Drug Strategy Household Survey.

Affiliation

University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Health Ethics, Level 1 Medical Foundation Building, 91-97 Parramatta Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050, Australia. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In many countries, sexual minority women smoke at higher rates than their heterosexual counterparts. Analyses tend to combine lesbian and bisexual women, preventing an understanding of relevant factors associated with smoking for each group. This analysis used a representative sample of the Australian population to compare tobacco use between heterosexual, lesbian and bisexual women, and examine factors associated with smoking among these groups.

Keywords

Bisexual,Lesbian,National Drug Strategy Household Survey,Population analysis,Representative data,Sexual minority women,Smoking,Tobacco,Women,