Increase the number of national surveys that collect data on lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations — LGBT‑01

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
8 national, population-based surveys (2016)

10 surveys

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

8 national, population-based surveys collected data on (or for) lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations in 2016

Increase the number of nationally representative, population-based surveys that collect data on (or for) lesbian, gay and bisexual populations

Target-Setting Method


Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people have specific health-related challenges and disparities — and accurate data is key to identifying how to meet their health needs. But only a few national surveys include questions on sexual orientation. Adding questions about sexual orientation to more surveys can help inform health promotion strategies for these groups.