Across the country, reported levels of physical activity in the 2015 What About YOUth? (WAY) survey were much lower among young people (aged 15 years) who are gay/lesbian, bisexual or other minority sexualities than in heterosexual groups (Table 6). [Ref]“What About YOUth? survey,” Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2015.[/ref]  Conversely, sedentary behaviour was much more common in gay/lesbian or bisexual young people responding to this survey.

Table 6: Proportion of 15 year olds in England who report being physically active or sedentary by sexual orientation (2014/15)

Sedentary behaviour is more common in gay/lesbian or bisexual young people.
Source: What About YOUth? survey, HSCIC, 2015