Disparities Across Sexual Orientation in Migraine Among US Adults

Citation

Nagata, Jason M.; Ganson, Kyle T.; Tabler, Jennifer; Blashill, Aaron J.; & Murray, Stuart B. (2020). Disparities Across Sexual Orientation in Migraine Among US Adults. JAMA Neurology.

Abstract

Migraine affects 1 in 6 adults and represents the fifth leading cause of emergency department visits in the US. Despite an increasing recognition of disparities in migraine prevalence by race/ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status, there is a paucity of research on disparities by sexual orientation. Sexual minority groups (eg, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other nonheterosexual people) may experience unique discrimination, stigma, and barriers to health care access, thus leading to disparities in physical and mental health. The objective of this study was to determine the association between sexual orientation and migraine in a nationally representative sample of US adults.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.3406

Keyword(s)

headache

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

JAMA Neurology

Author(s)

Nagata, Jason M.
Ganson, Kyle T.
Tabler, Jennifer
Blashill, Aaron J.
Murray, Stuart B.

Year Published

2020

ISSN/ISBN

2168-6149

DOI

10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.3406

Reference ID

5961