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An examination of the relationship between sexual orientation and health status among South African public educators

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T16:28:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T16:28:55Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1641
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate sexual orientation and health related outcomes in South African public educators. A cross-sectional study design involving a national probability sample of 1 766 schools was used. The overall study included 21 307 educators, but in this sample only 16877 who indicated that they had been sexually active in the past 12 months were included. Results indicate that of sexual orientation, 95.5 percent of the men were heterosexual, 4.6 percent gay and 0.7 percent bisexual, and 98.8 percent of the women were heterosexual, 0.9 percent lesbian and 0.5 percent bisexual. Compared with heterosexual people, gay, lesbian and bisexual people were not significantly more often HIV positive, did not have more often heart disease, stomach ulcer, asthma, mental distress and substance use. However, Lesbians reported more frequently hypertension than heterosexuals and gay or lesbian or bisexual people reported more often diabetes than heterosexual persons. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher KAMLA-RAJ Enterprises en
dc.subject SEXUAL ORIENTATION en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject TEACHERS en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.title An examination of the relationship between sexual orientation and health status among South African public educators en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 6(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Delhi, India en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8986 en
dc.PageNumber 257-261 en
dc.outputnumber 7778 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. (2015) An examination of the relationship between sexual orientation and health status among South African public educators. <i>Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology</i>. 6(2):257-261. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en


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