Transgender Health in Massachusetts: Results From a Household Probability Sample of Adults.

Published: November 17, 2011


Despite higher rates of unemployment and poverty among transgender adults (n=131; 0.5% weighted) than among nontransgender adults (n=28045) 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. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print November 17, 2011: e1-e5. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300315).

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