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The Health of Aging Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults in California

March 2011 | UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

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"Chronic disease programs need to take the unique needs of the LGB population into account."

Research on the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults generally overlooks the chronic conditions that are the most common health concerns of older adults. This brief presents unique population-level data on aging LGB adults (ages 50-70) documenting that they have higher rates of several serious chronic physical and mental health conditions compared to similar heterosexual adults in California.



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