Reported Excellent Health Among Men in Same-Sex and Mixed-Sex Couples: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1993-2010 Article

Jesdale, BM, Mitchell, JW. (2012). Reported Excellent Health Among Men in Same-Sex and Mixed-Sex Couples: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1993-2010 . 59(6), 788-807. 10.1080/00918369.2012.694755

cited authors

  • Jesdale, BM; Mitchell, JW

fiu authors

abstract

  • Self-reported excellent health was examined across sexual orientation among male adult couples using 18 years of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Men in same-sex couples were more likely to report being in excellent health (28.7%) than men in unmarried and married mixed-sex couples (20.4% and 23.2%). After adjusting for other demographic and health factors, men in same-sex couples remained more likely to report excellent health than men in unmarried mixed-sex couples, but not than men in married mixed-sex couples. Reporting only adverse health disparities provides a partial picture of sexual minority health, and discounts the role of resilience and other health promoting factors in these populations. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

publication date

  • July 1, 2012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 788

end page

  • 807

volume

  • 59

issue

  • 6