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Disparities Data Details TU-1.1 by Sexual Orientation for 2018

Disparities Details by Sexual Orientation for 2018
TU-1.1 : Adult cigarette smoking (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 20.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 12.0
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Error Bar (I) represents the 95% confidence interval.
Additional footnotes may apply to these data. Please refer to footnotes below the data table for further information.
See also Disparities Overview by Sexual Orientation for TU-1.1

TU-1.1 Reduce cigarette smoking by adults

Adult cigarette smoking (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 20.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 12.0
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Sexual Orientation 2018 Disparity
Straight 13.7
CI 13.1/14.3
SE 0.304
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Bisexual 18.3
CI 13.3/23.3
SE 2.542
÷ 1.332
CI
1.000/ 1.680
Gay/Lesbian 20.6
CI 16.0/25.2
SE 2.340
÷ 1.500
CI
1.000/ 1.815
Average group rate excluding best group rate 19.4
...
SE 3.455
÷ 1.416
CI 1.000/ 1.902

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Summary measures of health disparities by Sexual Orientation — 2018
  • The best group rate for this objective, 13.7% (age adjusted), was attained by persons identifying as straight.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 20.6% (age adjusted), was attained by persons identifying as gay/lesbian.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 6.9 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.500 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other sexual orientation groups (excluding the best), 19.4% (age adjusted), was 1.416 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Sexual Orientation — 2018

Persons identifying as straight achieved the best group rate for this objective, 13.7% (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons identifying as bisexual was 1.332 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons identifying as gay/lesbian was 1.500 times the best group rate.
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