LGBT Health in the Midlands: A Rural/Urban Comparison of Basic Health Indicators

Christopher M. Fisher, Jay A. Irwin, Jason D. Coleman

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Abstract

Research into the health and wellbeing of rural lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations is limited. A community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach was used to develop an online survey for LGBT Nebraskans. The 770 participants replied to an array of questions on social determinants of health and basic health outcomes. Only significant differences in having health insurance were found between urban and rural participants. Social determinants of health were explored. Results of this study suggest that regional culture may be more salient to health for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons living in the Midwest than rural or urban residence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1062-1090
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • LGBT
  • health outcomes
  • rural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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