Report

Health Disparities of Older Adults in California: The Role of Sexual Identity and Latinx Ethnicity

February 2021

Using data from the 2015-2016 California Health Interview Survey, this study examines the health disparities of older adults in the state by sexual identity and Latinx ethnicity. It appeared in The Gerontologist in November 2020.

Highlights
LGB Latinx older adults are seven times more likely than their non-LGB peers to experience serious psychological distress.
In both LGB and straight populations, Latinx people had poorer physical health outcomes.
Among LGB older adults, more Latinx than non-Latinx people experienced poverty.
Data Points
67%
of LGB Latinx older adults in California experienced poverty
26%
of non-Latinx LGB older adults did
86%
of LGB Latinx older adults had a high school education or less
45%
of non-Latinx LGB older adults had similar education
60%
of LGB Latinx older adults were born outside of the U.S.
16%
of non-Latinx LGB older adults were born outside the country

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Health Disparities of Older Adults in California: The Role of Sexual Identity and Latinx Ethnicity