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Table 2 Experiences of violence reported by sexual identity, controlling for socio-demographic characteristicsa

From: Mental health, sexual identity, and interpersonal violence: Findings from the Australian longitudinal Women’s health study

  Physical violence
AOR (95% CI)
Severe physical violence
AOR (95% CI)
Emotional abuse
AOR (95% CI)
Sexual abuse
AOR (95% CI)
Harassment
AOR (95% CI)
Violent relationship
AOR (95% CI)
Sexual Identity
 Exclusively Heterosexual Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent Referent
 Mainly Heterosexual 2.51 (2.00–3.15) 3.59 (2.37–5.42) 1.81 (1.47–2.21) 3.32 (2.19–5.02) 2.35 (1.85–3.00) 3.07 (2.43–3.89)
 Bisexual 2.41 (1.41–4.12) 4.74 (2.11–10.64) 3.10 (1.96–4.90) 5.72 (2.68–12.19) 3.30 (1.95–5.60) 2.33 (1.32–4.13)
 Lesbian 2.14 (1.25–3.66) 6.40 (2.99–13.67) 1.47 (.90–2.41) 1.73 (.41–1.42) 2.60 (1.51–4.45) 1.93 (1.03–3.61)
  1. aEducation, income and residence