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Finding Statistics and Data
This section includes major sources of statistical information and data on LGBTQ people, LGBTQ health, and HIV/AIDS. State and national departments of health are also good sources for statistics and data on specific geographic areas.
Statistics and Data
Fenway Institute Center for Population Research in LGBT Health
The Fenway Institute offers statistical data, reports, a bibliography of literature on LGBT health topics, and a directory of scientists conducting research on LGBT health topics.
Healthcare Equality Index
The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBT benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBT patients, visitors and employees.
Healthy People 2020: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
Healthy People is run by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This section offers information to improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
LGBTData.com serves as a no-cost, open-access clearinghouse for the collection of sexual orientation & gender identity data and measures. This site also provides knowledgeable analysis, commentary and expert "how to" information on gathering such data effectively in scientific surveys, questionnaires and studies.
LGBT Foundation's Evidence Exchange
The LGBT Foundation is a British non-profit organization that supports LGBT people. Their Evidence exchange links to statistics and studies on a variety of topics that impact LGBT people, such as physical health, mental health, and discrimination. Note: You need to create a free account on the site to access the evidence exchange.
National Health Statistics Report: Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults
These reports compile information from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) provide national estimates for indicators of health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access for gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. The most recent reports covers data from NHIS 2013.
HIV/AIDS Statistics and Data