Research Alert: March 22, 2023
Indicators of Familial Social Support by Rurality and Gender Identity
Access to social support varies from person to person, depending on a range of demographic characteristics and life circumstances. Understanding how familial social support differs for those with overlapping marginalized identities is especially important for advancing population health and health equity. This brief examines the differences in familial social support by rurality and gender identity.
- Compared to rural and urban cisgender adults, rural and urban transgender adults are less likely to agree that they get the familial support they need.
- Rural transgender adults are the least likely of any group to "strongly" or "very strongly" agree that they get the familial support they need (16.3% of rural transgender adults, compared with 30.4% of urban transgender adults, 61.4% of rural cisgender adults, and 59.3% of urban cisgender adults).
Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, MPH, MSW
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Additional Resources of Interest:
- More information about the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
- More information from the Rural Health Information Hub's topic guides: Mental Health, Rural Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health