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Table 4 Awareness of health issues amongst LGBT patients (n = 235)

From: Medical students’ awareness of health issues, attitudes, and confidence about caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients: a cross-sectional survey

“How common do you think the following health issues are for …” LGB people compared to heterosexual people?
Median (Q1−Q3)
Transgender people compared to cisgender people?
Median (Q1−Q3)
Problematic alcohol use 6 (5–7) 7 (6–8)
Anxiety 7 (7–8) 8 (7–9)
Avoidance of health services 7 (6–8) 8 (7–9)
Not attending Breast Cancer screening 5 (5–7) 7 (6–8)
Not attending Cervical screening 5 (5–7) 7 (6–8)
Childhood diseases 5 (5–5) 5 (5–5)
Depression 7 (7–8) 8 (7–9)
Diabetes 5 (5–5) 5 (5–5)
Dissatisfaction with health services 7 (6–8) 8 (7–9)
Drug use 7 (5–8) 7 (6–8)
Eating disorders 6 (5–7) 7 (6–8)
Feeling welcome/ accepted in health services 3 (2–5) 3 (2–6)
Maternity/childbirth 5 (3–5) 4 (3–5)
Self-harm 7 (6–8) 7 (7–8)
Smoking 5 (5–7) 6 (5–7)
Suicidal thoughts and/or behaviours 7 (6–8) 8 (7–9)
  1. Questions are scored from (1–9), 1 (Less common for people who are LGB/transgender), 5 (The same for people who are LGB/transgender), 9 (More common for people who are LGB/transgender)