Journal article

Inequities in depression within a population of sexual and gender minorities

Olivier Ferlatte, Travis Salway, Simon M Rice, John L Oliffe, Rod Knight, John S Ogrodniczuk

Journal of Mental Health | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Substantial evidence has demonstrated that sexual minorities (gay, lesbian, and bisexual people) and gender minorities (transgender and gender non-binary people) (SGM) experience poorer mental health than heterosexual and cisgender individuals. Meanwhile, less attention has been given to inequities within SGM populations.Aims: This study investigated depression within a sample of Canadian SGM who took part in an online survey (n = 2778).Methods: Multivariable regression was used to identify social characteristics associated with depression, as measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) (p < 0.05). The sample was then stratified by gender and sexual identity and the mult..

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