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Table 1 Sample characteristics in women, by self-reported sexual orientation: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005–2014

From: Sexual orientation disparities in food insecurity and food assistance use in U.S. adult women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005–2014

  Exclusively heterosexual women Lesbian WSW Bisexual WSW Heterosexual WSW   
Weighted % (unweighted n) X2 P
Total 90.4 (6674) 1.2 (88) 3.4 (251) 5.1 (366)   
Race/Ethnicity      3.7 <.001
 White, non-Hispanic 67.3 (2891) 69.1 (42) 70.3 (127) 73.7 (201)   
 Black, non-Hispanic 12.1 (1419) 19.3 (28) 16.7 (72) 12.5 (84)   
 Hispanic 14.2 (1800) 7.6 (12) 8.5 (35) 8.1 (55)   
 Multiple races 6.4 (564) 4.1 (6) 4.5 (17) 5.7 (26)   
Age      10.9 <.001
 20–25 13.3 (989) 14.0 (20) 36.4 (86) 19.1 (71)   
 26–35 23.0 (1671) 18.1 (18) 28.9 (84) 24.1 (101)   
 36–45 26.4 (1788) 41.5 (26) 16.7 (44) 28.3 (95)   
 46–59 37.3 (2226) 26.4 (24) 18.0 (37) 28.5 (99)   
Educational Level      3.1 0.008
< High school 33.2 (2652) 24.4 (28) 42.6 (112) 26.9 (112)   
 Some college/AA degree 34.9 (2288) 33.7 (34) 36.1 (97) 43.8 (97)   
 College graduate or above 31.9 (1734) 41.9 (26) 21.3 (42) 29.3 (92)   
% Federal Poverty Level      3.4 <.001
 < 100% 41.6 (2136) 37.2 (26) 25.2 (50) 32.9 (97)   
 100–199% 14.1 (801) 13.6 (10) 10.1 (21) 15.1 (42)   
 200–299% 13.3 (835) 8.1 (8) 13.8 (33) 14.1 (53)   
 300–399% 16.8 (1493) 23.8 (22) 26.2 (72) 22.6 (92)   
> 400% 14.2 (1409) 17.3 (22) 24.7 (75) 15.3 (82)   
Insurance Type      5.3 <.001
 Private 66.7 (3730) 52.8 (35) 49.0 (93) 55.2 (173)   
 Medicare/Medigap 1.3 (109) 6.5 (6) 0.21 (1) 2.5 (10)   
 Medicaid 6.8 (690) 2.6 (4) 11.9 (45) 11.1 (66)   
 Other public 6.7 (525) 6.4 (5) 6.9 (21) 7.1 (23)   
 None 18.5 (1620) 31.7 (38) 32.0 (91) 24.2 (94)   
Risky Drinker 45.7 (2902) 64.5 (57) 66.8 (169) 60.2 (219) 22.0 <.001
Current Smoker 20.4 (1341) 41.6 (38) 46.3 (129) 37.3 (13) 37.6 <.001
  1. X2 Likelihood ratio chi-squared; P = p-value