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|By the numbers: Gay youth health|
|Written by Staff|
|Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00|
Percent of gay and lesbian youth who reported drinking and driving in the last 30 days, compared to 7.8 percent of straight youth.
Percent of gay and lesbian youth who reported smoking more than 10 cigarettes in a day, compared to 9.1 percent of straight youth.
Percent of gay students who said they had not gone to school out of safety concerns, compared to 12.7 percent for bisexual students and 4.8 percent of straight students.
Percent of gay youth who used a condom during their last sexual intercourse, compared to 65.5 percent for heterosexuals and 53.7 percent of bisexuals.
Percent of gay youth who said they had considered suicide, compared to 11.7 percent of heterosexual youth.
Source: CDC study released June 6, 2011, the largest ever to look at gay and bisexual teen health
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