Table 1

Demographic characteristics among respondents in the SPHC as of 2010, by sexual orientation

Sexual orientation 
Lesbian/gayBisexualHeterosexualTotalp Value
Respondent characteristicsN (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
Total N (%)874 (1)841 (1)67 980 (98)69 695
Sex<0.0001
 Female355 (41)554 (66)37 977 (56)38 886 (55)
 Male519 (59)287 (34)30 003 (44)30 809 (45)
Age, in years<0.0001
 18–2997 (11)235 (28)5 980 (8)6 312 (9)
 30–39187 (21)193 (23)10 572 (15)10 952 (16)
 40–49235 (27)148 (18)13 075 (19)13 458 (19)
 50–59149 (17)108 (13)12 063 (17)12 320 (18)
 60–72124 (14)92 (11)14 655 (21)14 871 (21)
 73–8482 (9)67 (8)11 635 (17)11 782 (17)
Country of birth<0.0001
 Sweden701 (80)678 (81)57 694 (85)59 073 (85)
 Other Nordic country56 (6)29 (3)3 435 (5)3 540 (5)
 European Union51 (6)51 (6)3 251 (5)3 353 (5)
 Other66 (8)83 (10)3 600 (5)3 749 (5)
Educational attainment<0.0001
9 years or less73 (8)135 (16)9 978 (15)10 186 (15)
 10–12 years373 (43)389 (47)31 820 (47)32 582 (47)
 13 years or more417 (48)300 (36)25 595 (38)26 312 (38)
Household per capita income<0.0001
 <25th centile180 (22)339 (41)16 462 (25)16 981 (25)
 25th to <50th centile237 (27)213 (26)16 974 (25)17 424 (25)
 50th to <75th centile227 (26)156 (19)17 046 (25)17 429 (25)
 75th centile or more221 (25)125 (15)17 089 (25)17 435 (25)
  • Information obtained from the 2010 SPHC survey and the linked Longitudinal Integration Database for Health Insurance and Labor Market Studies (LISA; Statistics Sweden). Household per capita income measured relative to respondents in the total SPHC cohort. Statistical significance evaluated by χ2 tests.

  • SPHC, Stockholm Public Health Cohort.