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Health care availability, quality, and unmet need: a comparison of transgender and cisgender residents of Ontario, Canada

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, April 2017
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Title
Health care availability, quality, and unmet need: a comparison of transgender and cisgender residents of Ontario, Canada
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2226-z
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Authors

Rachel Giblon, Greta R. Bauer

Abstract

Evidence suggests that transgender (trans) individuals in Canada are a medically underserved population; barriers range from lack of provider knowledge on trans issues to refusal of care. This paper provides the first formal estimation of health care inequalities between trans and cisgender individuals in Ontario, Canada. Weighted statistics from the Ontario-wide Trans PULSE Project (n = 433) were compared with age-standardized Ontario data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (n = 39,980) to produce standardized prevalence differences (SPDs). Analysis was also conducted separately for trans men and trans women, each compared to the age-standardized Ontario population. An estimated 33.2% (26.4,40.9) of trans Ontarians reported a past-year unmet health care need in excess of the 10.7% expected based on the age-standardized Ontario population. Inequality was greatest comparing trans with cisgender men (SPD = 34.4% (23.0, 46.1). While trans Ontarians evaluated health care availability in Ontario similarly to the broader population, they were significantly more likely to evaluate availability in their community as fair or poor. Trans Ontarians experience inequalities in perception and reported experiences of health care access, with 43.9% reporting a past-year unmet health care need.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 226 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 45 20%
Student > Bachelor 39 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 9%
Researcher 14 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 6%
Other 38 17%
Unknown 57 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 47 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 46 20%
Social Sciences 21 9%
Psychology 15 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 4%
Other 24 11%
Unknown 64 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 July 2022.
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#1,907,074
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#718
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