Percentage of transgender and gender nonconforming people who have attempted suicide, according to a survey conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality. Among the general U.S. population, only 4.6 percent of people have ever attempted suicide.
4xHow much more likely women with severe mental health related activity limitations are to be victims of intimate partner violence than those without a disability, according to a January study of 6,851 Canadian women in BioMed Central Public Health.
21%Percentage of gay and bisexual adolescent males who have used steroids without a prescription, compared with 4 percent of straight adolescent males, according to a February study in Pediatrics. Higher rates of depressive symptoms, suicidality, victimization and substance use among sexual minority boys contributed to the difference.
80,000How many North and Latin Americans die each year from drinking alcohol, according to a January study in Addiction that analyzed 238,367 deaths. Poorer nations, including El Salvador and Guatemala, had the highest death rates related to alcohol consumption.
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