To the Editor In an Original Investigation in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Gonzalez et al,1 using national health surveillance data, observed that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults experience health disparities that warrant clinician attention. These findings were described, incorrectly, as “the first to capture the disparity in a population-based sample rather than a convenience or clinic-based sample.”2(p1352) In fact, these effects have been well documented, both in the United States3 and elsewhere,4 in population-based studies published in the scientific literature.
Cochran SD, Meyer IH, Mays VM. Advancing the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):288. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8629