LGBTI Research Resources

Federal Reports

Federal Surveys

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
    The world’s largest ongoing telephone health survey system to monitor state-level prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature morbidity and mortality, and includes questions on gender identity, sexual orientation, and in some states, sexual behavior
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
    A program of studies, combining interviews and physical examinations, designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States that includes questions on sexual orientation, behavior, and attraction
  • National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
    Surveys a broad range of health topics collected through personal household interviews, and includes questions on sexual orientation
  • National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
    Gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men's and women's health, and includes questions on sexual orientation, behavior, and attraction

Non-Federal Surveys

Other Relevant Resources

  • SGM Fact Sheet
    Have you considered pursuing research that addressees the health issues of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations?
  • PhenX ToolKit
    Toolkit to integrate genetics and epidemiologic research that contains a total of 339 measures in 21 research domains, along with the Substance Abuse and Addiction Collections of measures, and includes questions on sexual attraction and behaviors
  • Population Assessment of Tobacco Health (PATH)
    A national longitudinal study of tobacco use and how it affects the health of people in the US that includes questions on sexual orientation and attraction
  • How Sex and Gender Influence Health & Disease
    Learn how studying sex and gender strengthens science.