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Risk factors for diabetes are higher among non-heterosexual US high-school students

Overview of attention for article published in Pediatric Diabetes, August 2018
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Title
Risk factors for diabetes are higher among non-heterosexual US high-school students
Published in
Pediatric Diabetes, August 2018
DOI 10.1111/pedi.12720
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Authors

Lauren B Beach, Blair Turner, Dylan Felt, Rachel Marro, Gregory L Phillips

Abstract

Low physical activity (PA), high sedentary behavior (SB), and overweight and obesity have been shown to associate with increased Type 2 diabetes risk among adolescents. We investigated PA, SB, and overweight and obesity among Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) respondents to determine if non-heterosexual youth may be at increased diabetes risk compared to heterosexual youth. Weighted city and state YRBS data were pooled across 44 jurisdictions biennially from 2009-2015, resulting in a sample size of 350,673 students. Overall, 88.4% identified as heterosexual, 2.1% as gay or lesbian, 5.7% as bisexual, and 3.7% as unsure. With the exception of lesbian female students, after adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, BMI, and survey year, all non-heterosexual youth reported significantly fewer days per week of PA compared to their sex-matched heterosexual counterparts. Similarly, compared to heterosexual female youth, bisexual and not sure female youth reported significantly more hours per day of SB. These PA and SB findings remained significant after adjustment for depressive symptoms and in-school bullying among bisexual female youth only. In fully adjusted models, lesbian students were 1.85 times more likely to be overweight and lesbian, bisexual, and not sure female youth were 1.55-2.07 times more likely to be obese than heterosexual female students. No significant differences in SB, overweight, or obesity were found among gay, bisexual, or unsure male youth compared to heterosexual male youth. Non-heterosexual youth may be at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus compared to heterosexual youth. Future studies should characterize diabetes prevalence among non-heterosexual youth. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 7 20%
Student > Master 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Other 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 8 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 7 20%
Social Sciences 6 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Sports and Recreations 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 11 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 198. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 May 2019.
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#72,394
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