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Comment & Response
February 2017

Advancing the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults

Author Affiliations
  • 1Departments of Epidemiology and Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles
  • 2Williams Institute, University of California School of Law, Los Angeles
  • 3Departments of Psychology and Health Policy and Management, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(2):288. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8629

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.

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