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Am J Public Health. 2012 Nov;102(11):2041-3. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300746. Epub 2012 Sep 20.

Up in smoke: vanishing evidence of tobacco disparities in the Institute of Medicine's report on sexual and gender minority health.

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Department of Health Behavior, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7440, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA. jose.lee@unc.edu

Abstract

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a groundbreaking report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health in 2011, finding limited evidence of tobacco disparities. We examined IOM search terms and used 2 systematic reviews to identify 71 articles on LGBT tobacco use. The IOM omitted standard tobacco-related search terms. The report also omitted references to studies on LGBT tobacco use (n = 56), some with rigorous designs. The IOM report may underestimate LGBT tobacco use compared with general population use.

PMID:
22994185
PMCID:
PMC3477969
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2012.300746
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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