Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, this report provides estimates of the number and percentage of adults who identify as transgender in the U. Estimates are also broken down into three age ranges of adults. Population-based surveys, meaning those that are designed to allow researchers to generalize findings to the population, rarely ask questions to identify transgender people and, therefore, cannot be used to provide estimates of the size and characteristics of the transgender population. The federal government administers several large, national population-based surveys like the American Community Survey and the National Health Interview Survey that track the demographics, health, and well-being of U. Unfortunately, these surveys do not currently measure gender identity.
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Transgender people come from every region of the United States and around the world, from every racial and ethnic background, and from every faith community. Transgender people are your classmates, your coworkers, your neighbors, and your friends. With approximately 1.
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