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Am J Public Health. 2012 Jan;102(1):118-22. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300315. Epub 2011 Nov 28.

Transgender health in Massachusetts: results from a household probability sample of adults.

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Institute on Urban Health Research at Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA. kconron@post.harvard.edu

Abstract

Despite higher rates of unemployment and poverty among transgender adults (n = 131; 0.5% weighted) than among nontransgender adults (n = 28,045) in our population-based Massachusetts household sample, few health differences were observed between transgender and nontransgender adults. Transgender adults who are stably housed and participated in a telephone health survey may represent the healthiest segment of the transgender population. Our findings demonstrate a need for diverse sampling approaches to monitor transgender health, including adding transgender measures to population-based surveys, and further highlight economic inequities that warrant intervention.

PMID:
22095354
PMCID:
PMC3490554
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2011.300315
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