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Am J Health Behav. 2014 Nov;38(6):951-62. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.38.6.17.

Substance use of lesbian, gay, bisexual and heterosexual college students.

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1
Health Education and Promotion, School of Health Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA. dkerr@kent.edu.
2
Health Education and Promotion, School of Health Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare self-identified lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) college students to heterosexual peers and to each other on alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) measures and alcohol use consequences.

METHODS:

Preexisting data (Falls 2009-2011) from the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA-II) were analyzed.

RESULTS:

Bisexual college students had greater odds of ATOD use than heterosexual and gay/lesbian students. Bisexual women had the highest levels of use. LGB students had more serious consequences due to alcohol use.

CONCLUSIONS:

ATOD use among LGB students was more prevalent than heterosexuals during the past 30 days, year, and life-time. LGB students report more negative alcohol consequences.

PMID:
25207520
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.38.6.17
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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