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Same-sex sexual relationships in the national social life, health and aging project: making a case for data collection



Same-sex sexual relationships in the national social life, health and aging project: making a case for data collection



Journal of Gerontological Social Work 57(2-4): 108-129



This study describes the previously unexplored subsample of respondents who reported at least 1 same-sex sexual relationship (SSSR) in the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP). The NSHAP collected data from 3,005 adults (aged 57-85). Approximately 4% (n = 102) of respondents reported at least one SSSR. These sexual minority elders were younger, more educated, were more likely to be working, had fewer social supports, and better physical health. Results may indicate crisis competence in sexual minority elders. Collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data in larger, US-based probability samples would inform the development of appropriate community-based services and supports.

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Accession: 055651201

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PMID: 24329542

DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2013.865695


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