A lethal strain of the MRSA superbug that can develop into a flesh-eating form of pneumonia has struck San Francisco's gay population. The Castro district of the city, which has a higher gay population than anywhere else in the US, has been hardest hit, according to a study, but the infection has also been found in gay men in Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Scientists say the incidence of the deadly infection is 13 times higher among homosexual men than in heterosexual people in San Francisco, and is resistant to most antibiotics. The bug causes boils and abscesses and can lead to necrotising pneumonia, which eats away the lungs, and necrotising fasciitis, which destroys the flesh. In the Castro district, one in people is carrying the bug compared to a rate of one in 3, in the general city population. The researchers have stopped short of describing it as a sexually transmitted disease.
S.F. area's LGBT population tops survey; San Jose near bottom
San Francisco, California Population (Demographics, Maps, Graphs)
T he San Francisco metropolitan area has a higher percentage of adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender than any other city in the country, a new survey found. The other high-ranking cities in the Gallup survey included Portland, Ore. Since the Census Bureau has never asked people about sexual orientation, the Gallup analysis is the most detailed portrait of LGBT demography yet. It is based on a survey of , adults and was conducted between June and December Write to Naina Bajekal at naina. By Naina Bajekal.
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Census Bureau. Orlando and Miami had the fourth and sixth highest percentages respectively of same sex coupled households in the U. San Francisco, Portland and Seattle topped the list. Austin was No. But they were joined in the top 10 by some unexpected metro areas like Baltimore, Denver and Phoenix.
Estimates and variance for the lesbian , gay and bisexual LGB population are subject to controversy and debate. Obtaining precise numbers on demographics of sexual orientation is difficult for a variety of reasons, including the nature of the research questions. Most of the studies on sexual orientation rely on self-report data, which poses challenges to researchers inquiring into the sensitive subject matter. More importantly, the studies tend to pose two sets of questions.